Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Jack Parker radio interview: Errors, omissions, deceptions in Kennecott Eagle Mine application

From Stand for the Land
Posted Oct. 10, 2011

HOUGHTON -- Stand for the Land reports that in an interview on "Copper Country Today," broadcast recently on The Wolf (97.7 FM) radio in Houghton, mining expert Jack Parker explains how he came to be a key opponent of Rio Tinto’s Eagle Mine Project, and why he has continued fighting for revocation of their permits.

Parker was initially hired by the National Wildlife Federation in 2006 to evaluate Kennecott’s application to mine. After a year and a quarter, the money ran out. He has continued working for free.

"We were astounded by the number of errors in it," Parker said. "We (recommended) that the document be returned to sender, collect, because it was so bad."

Parker explains in the interview some of the major flaws in the permit application that he and other experts determined could result in the instability of the proposed mine.

To listen to the interview, please click here:

Editor's Notes:
To read about Jack Parker's reports on the Eagle Mine permit application, see our Dec. 6, 2010 article, "Mining expert Jack Parker says Eagle Mine likely to collapse."

To read Jack Parker's latest opinion column on the Eagle Mine, click here.

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