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Senate demands answers on EPA’s armed raid of Alaskan gold mine

Republican senators are demanding answers from the Environmental Protection Agency after agency officials participated in an armed raid of gold mines near Chicken, Alaska.

According to reports, in late August agents of the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force swarmed the mine in groups of four to eight and even went so far as to wear body armor and carry guns while investigating a supposed violation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. No arrests were made in the raid and no citations were issued.

“Imagine coming up to your diggings, only to see agents swarming over it like ants, wearing full body armor, with jackets that say POLICE emblazoned on them, and all packing side arms,” gold miner C.R. “Dick” Hammond told the Alaska Dispatch.

“These heavy-handed tactics appear to have been wholly unnecessary,” wrote Republican Sens. David Vitter of Louisiana and John Barrasso of Wyoming in a letter to the EPA, “and we therefore request that you immediately accommodate Alaska Governor Sean Parnell’s call for you to review and evaluate how EPA handles [Clean Water Act] violations.”

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During WWII all U.S. gold miners were ordered to surrender

their mining equipment so it could be sent to Russia. Read all about it: http://www.dailypaul.com/277369/gold-swindle-the-story-of-ou...

..."During the war, the War Production Board issued an order, No. L-208, closing all gold mines because, it said, the machinery was needed for mining copper for the war effort. That strange order was drafted by Harry Dexter White, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, who advised our government on so many policies which strengthened the Soviet Union and weakened the United States.

None of the gold mining machinery was of any use to any military operation. Some - if not all - of this specialized equipment was shipped from Seattle to Vladivostok in the Soviet Union to be operated by unskilled, political prisoners. I knew of this because the orders passed through the Lend-Lease Depot at the Great Falls, Montana, Air Base, when I was in charge. I saw proof of vast shipments of gold mining machinery.

When gold mines are closed, they usually fill up with water. Machinery grows rusty, Skilled gold miners move to other jobs. No new men are taught gold mining techniques. It costs a great deal to pump out and reopen a gold mine that has been closed for years."...

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“These heavy-handed tactics

“These heavy-handed tactics appear to have been wholly unnecessary,” wrote Republican Sens. David Vitter of Louisiana and John Barrasso of Wyoming in a letter to the EPA