I see that Southeast Alaska Conservation Council intends to appeal the dismissal of its lawsuit against the Kensington mine. It makes me wonder about the motivation of this organization. Are they deliberately trying to destroy the livelihoods of the 300 people who work at Kensington? Do they really think their opinion outweighs that of the state and federal agencies who have granted multiple permits to Kensington? Does it outweigh the 76 percent of respondents to the recent McDowell survey who support the project? Are they using Kensington to try to stop other mines from being developed in Alaska? Or is it simply a matter of stubborn pride? Whatever it is, the objections of SEACC certainly are not based on fact or reason.
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