Re: Re-Opening Closed Routes
Posted by Juanderer on March 22, 2002 at 12:09:44:
In Reply to: Re: Re-Opening Closed Routes posted by Cat-Scan on March 22, 2002 at 09:43:50:
Cat: Your facetious comments are amusing but also make a valid point. As long as C.R. Briggs is allowed to displace hundreds of tons of the Panimints just down the road from areas deemed to be enviornmentally fragile, the issues relating to "Wilderness" designations are futile. Mining is (and will always be) a necessary industry to support the world's decadence, so therefore is protected. The real reason these government agencies pander with the enviornmental issues is because this is a good reason to expand their authority. My political science professor explained how the government works succinctly: "Bureaucracies are just like The Blob; they must continue to grow in order to justify their own existence!". The federal government's various agencies are the worst polluters of all. Just south of DVNP, on the Navy's test ranges, there are tons of wreckage from fallen targets, and more tons of unexploded ordinance (which contains toxins). China Lake Naval Air Weapons Center has an ongoing enviornmental disaster, with mountains and lakes of toxins within its boundries. However, this same government waives the flag of enviornmental protection and binds its citizens with rules it refuses to follow. Travelling on existing vehicle routes poses no measurable threat other than the possibility that a few bighorn sheep or burros may seek refuge on Navy property, where they are sure to succumb to the poisons found there...