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Monday, September 6, 2010

Holden Mine comment period ending soon!

It's as simple as sending in a note like this (state you prefer Alternative 11):

Mr. Norman F. Day
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801-5933

Dear Mr. Day and USFS,
Thanks for the opportunity to comment on the proposed Holden Mine remediation action. It is a long time coming, and I am pleased to see the Forest Service finally taking on this challenge.

Please implement Alternative 11. It is the most comprehensive effort, and considering the actions/plan we implement now are supposed to work for two hundred years or more, what we do now is critical. Please don't miss this opportunity to get it right--so many future generations (of humans and every other creature) are counting on us.

I appreciate the concerns of the Holden Village community. Ultimately, placing profits in front of sound policy put us in this situation in the first place. The energy, love, and dedication demonstrated by the Holden Villagers is clear indication they are in no danger of losing their legacy or lifestyle. Indeed, if the remediation is done right this time, they stand to profit for centuries, enjoying and living the benefits of a healthy Railroad Creek.
Thanks for your consideration.

Thomas P Hammond
[snip--removed my full mailing addr and phone]

For background, see the article in our journal last year: The Holden Mine Cleanup Problem (p.4)

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