Army Corp of Engineers issuing permits to pollute Alaska
I really do not believe this! So, we Alaskans are losing say over how our environment is protected and the Governor is applauding this decision instead of up in arms. Well, it lets her off the hook, I suppose, but it is outrageous.
Who exactly are the Army Corp of Engineers anyway? I do not remember voting for giving them power over issues in my state! This article has me steaming mad:
And what is up with the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, agreeing that it was ok for them to give a permit anyway? Excuse me, but I do believe that we Alaskans should have a say in things.
This is why we need to put Indigenous people in charge of agencies that decide such important environmental issues! The reason people came in droves and murdered and stole the lands in America was because the indigenous peoples respected the land and cared about future generations. It is painfully obvious that this is not so with the current system who seems to think it does not matter if we dump waste products into our waters!
The Republicans up here are the worst since they cheer this decision and say it will be good for the economy and create jobs for Alaskans. Yeah, perhaps, but I would prefer my daughters major in art and sciences then in pollution clean up!
Please help us do something about this! My government up here does not care about the land or people, which they make painfully clear all the time, but surely someone, somewhere does...