Well homey, ya think maybe the drainage basin from the polar ice caps doesn't have a direct line to Lake Michigan? You know, maybe, just maybe the ice from the melting polar ice caps finds its way into the ocean before it travels a 1,000 plus miles or so to the shores of lake michigan in downtown milwaukee?!
To be fair, the St.Lawrence seaway is used, in part, to regulate how much salt water gets in to the fresh water of the great lakes.
Jobs incidental to an act of shear wealth concentration at the expense of the environment like Walker’s Mining Bill, will not leave Wisconsin better off in the mid and long run.
In other words, over time Walker’s Mining Bill will represent a net cash outlay for the State – even if it creates jobs in the meantime.
If you haven’t gathered from watching Obama terms as President, jobs and jobs alone are no longer the universal elixir to cure a societies woes over the economy and quality of life. Yea, turning the State into one big veritable super fund site will create jobs, but in the long run it is NOT going to leave the State better off. But hey, that apparently isn't the point anyway...the point is to privatize public wealth in a manner that help's Walker's career.
Cash outlays in the future can negate any positive effects associated with creating wages today.
With the amendments as adopted, The Open-Pit Mining Bill still:
*Allows waterways to be filled with mining waste. *Prevents citizens from having input on proposed mines. *Allows mining companies to contaminate groundwater, the source of drinking water for 70% of Wisconsinites. *Allows mining companies to take high volumes of water from rivers, lakes, and streams, even if it will draw down nearby waterways. *Subjects our water to toxins like arsenic, lead, and mercury.