Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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10/25/22  11:08 am
Commenter: Consultant; Environmental Chemistry

Gold Mining Impacts in SW VA lands

The lure of fast riches has attracted land-rapists to this area for centuries. The mountains have been destroyed in the name of cheap energy: first deep mines with acidic effluents and spoil piles and death; then high- wall strip mining with erosion and destruction ; then mountain top removal,. the ultimate desecration  of land and the people living there! Unneeded NG/Oil pipelines cutting paths of further destruction !

Now, quick profit based on further extraction of the mineral wealth : GOLD ! This further extractive rape-for- profit of a few must not be allowed . the regulatory authorities of the EPA  as well as State and Local Agencies must recognize the impacts to environmental  and the residents as well. 


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