Good for you, Suzanne, in launching this forum, and let me be the first poster.. The only criticism I have to offer is that the font in the text box is so small that I have to strain to see the text.
As to the Huffman amendment, which may not even make it to the floor, evidently the intent of this amendment—I have not seen the text— is to prevent funds allocated in the federal budget to the Army Corps from being used by the Corps to produce a final EIS.. As you are all probably aware, Jared Huffman represents California District 2, which includes wealthy Marin county, chock-a-block full of limousine liberals. He is an environmental zealot, who never saw a mine he ever liked. He spent six years with the NRDC as one or their large stable of in-house lawyers.
litig8, isn’t it funny how it’s always the lawmakers who don’t live in Alaska (and have never even stepped foot here) that are most eager about “protecting” Alaska’s land at all costs? I have my own questions about Pebble Mine, and so do most Alaskans, but I believe that it, like all mining projects, should be subject to a fair process within the avenues provided by the government. What Pebble has turned into is a Kangaroo Court in which each side already has its opinion and the anti-mine side will do everything in its power to stop the mine from getting a fair process and honest consideration. What kind of world are we living in? Does this mean that whenever those in power don’t like something you don’t even have a chance to defend it? The Court of Public Opinion doesn’t govern Republics like ours, the LAW does. And those LAWS should apply equally to everyone, including those we may not like.