bdog wrote:So Henry, you think our exploitation of our natural resources is about right where it's at now?
Or do you think it needs to be less than where it's at now?
How are you contributing to that?
Do you own and drive a gas powered vehicle?
I just want to get a sense of what you think is the correct level of exploitation, thanks.
This is an old comment but I just read this thread now.
The mining industry isn't a simple slider bar with varying levels of exploitation and standardized levels of pollution. There are plenty of measures industry can take to reduce their pollution and environmental footprint. Of course that increases costs and decreases efficiency, but there is a happy medium to be found.
As an example from another industry, you can install scrubbers on the smokestacks of coal power plants. It will never reduce emissions to zero, but makes a big difference.
Like it or not, we will be reliant on fossil fuels for a long time. Domestic production is better than imports. We just need to take measures to do it in a responsible manner.