The copyright AP story is here.
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Regarding the SWAT team-style EPA raid on the small scale mining camps in the Fortymile Park area: the comments I hear at work and on the street are running about 50 to 1 against the EPA's version of events.
The EPA's original story from the
UPDATE: Not Drudge. Here's the link - http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130903/gold-miners-near-chicken-cry-foul-over-heavy-handed-epa-raids
This allegation against some dozen or so one- or two-man mining operations, scattered along several miles of the large creek, in the middle of the wilderness ... yeah, right.
It doesn't pass the sniff test.
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I keep expecting to see snow on the nearby peaks to the east, any day now. It's probably just a bit too soon: our temps remain somewhat above average, but with lows in the mid-40s overnight, that won't last much longer.
Thanks for stopping by, friends. Have a great Friday!