Monday, November 17, 2008
Thank You Commissioners
The La Plata County Commissioners have decided to delay issuing a permit to the Wildcat Mine because of a lack of information. The Durango Herald stated on Saturday that "La Plata County planning staff has recommended that unless Wildcat Mining Corp. turns in additional information to the county - specifically, how the project in La Plata Canyon will be accessed - commissioners should deny the permit." It is good to see the Commissioners taking a good solid look at the proposed project. Gold mining is not innocuous. Though the options are better than the old Arsenic days there is the potential for heavy impacts to water, in this case the La Plata River, a major tributary to the San Juan. The mine is situated directly above the river. Good work Commissioners.