by Duluth News Tribune
May 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
It would have been a good-sized congregation on a Sunday morning, but the 250 who gathered at Concordia Lutheran Church on Wednesday evening weren’t there for a sermon.
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Well thought out article Sammy. I have felt this way all along. While I am in support of mining the copper-nickel resources, the integrity of mine managers should and must be paramount. Former U.S. Steel managers, heading up PolyMet, cannot be trusted to be truthful, as U.S. Steel has a history of circumventing the intent and letter of law whenever possible. PolyMet needs to make changes in it’s management team before I sign on, and I recommend the public demand these changes too before the project proceeds much further along.
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Brad Moore’s background is NOT from the taconite industry. He is a past MPCA commissioner, a past assistant commissioner for operations at the Mn DNR, and a past policy analyst for the Mn Dept of Public Service. He is an “ethical hunter” award winner as well. The last thing he’d want is to destroy our environment.
When it comes to truth and trust, I’d rank him near the top. Sadly, I can’t say the same for the greenie antis out there. Brad didn’t come into this debate with an agenda the way so many eco groups have. He came armed with facts while the greenies are armed with hysteria inducing hyperbole.
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I am sure the pay increase has no impact on Brad Moore’s perception. What is it? Something like tripled. Trust? Not so much, thank you.
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Thanks to the Ike’s for bring this discussion forward.
And anytime I see a former DNR specialist working for a permit applicant I view it as a good investment by the company. This is the best way to find the loopholes, and sneak points in regulations. Everyone and everything has a price in theory. But public lands are supposed to get a vote somehow.
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Typical leftist character assassination.You don’t even know who Moore is or what he has accomplished. Maybe that’s it! Maybe you are familiar with what he’s done with his life and are jealous.
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