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Hoggies  
#61 Posted : Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:07:06 PM(UTC)
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https://www.mprnews.org/...HQWdPjKDpOkRhG9oJIpXu6eA

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The country's lost more than half of its wetlands. The Clean Water Act says that when developers fill in protected wetlands, they have to offset that damage by creating more or restoring them somewhere else. Davis' company operates "mitigation banks" to help them do that. EIP funds wetland restoration through private investment, and then sells credits to developers who impact other, protected waterways.

Mitigation banks sold about $4.8 billion in credits in 2018, and the industry directly employs more people than coal, steel or logging. Those workers include "everything from heavy equipment operators to landscape planners and architects," Davis says.
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#62 Posted : Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:41:48 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the article. Any attempt to keep public lands away from private interests is welcome. However, his track record is inconsistent at best.

For example, the obvious conflicts of interest with Twin Metals and the BWCA is a travesty. Not only did Jared and Ivanka rent a house in DC from this companies owner, the administration had pushed ahead mining leases absent studies and public review. It's a sham process. Socialism for the rich, while middle class Minnesotan's tax dollars will pay the clean up costs.
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#63 Posted : Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:56:41 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the article. Any attempt to keep public lands away from private interests is welcome. However, his track record is inconsistent at best.

For example, the obvious conflicts of interest with Twin Metals and the BWCA is a travesty. Not only did Jared and Ivanka rent a house in DC from this companies owner, the administration had pushed ahead mining leases absent studies and public review. It's a sham process. Socialism for the rich, while middle class Minnesotan's tax dollars will pay the clean up costs.


May come as a surprise, but what's going on in Alaska is appalling to me.
Heartbreaking.

But, after having second thoughts, I deleted my post.
(Not in time)
I don't really want to fight, I'm too old for it.

Edited by user Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:26:39 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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