Briggs Mine Expansion Imminent
Posted by IronyClad on December 20, 2002 at 11:13:45:
With the spot price of gold having increased 26% this year, closing yesterday at $355/oz, Brigg's planned expansion in the Western Panamints is on the fast track. The BLM has already given their blessing in the form of a favorable EIS study, combined with an exceptional provision in the Desert Protection Act making room for the planned expansion made during wildnerness boundry mapping. Briggs will go ahead and cut miles of roads on the western escarpment of the Panamints while a few miles down the road, the officials are worried about the possible harm to a few plants and lizards by vehicle traffic in Surprise Canyon! Talk about the crazies running the asylum! God bless America? God HELP America!