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As a long-time resident of the Katahdin space, I’ve very deep issues in regards to the Pickett Mountain mining challenge proposed close to Patten.
Mines can pollute the realm through which they reside. Wolfden has not operated a steel mine. The Katahdin space will not be a spot for experiments. Mining is a increase/bust financial system. A brief financial increase for a possible eternity of destruction doesn’t sound like deal.
Individuals come from throughout to expertise the Katahdin area. Individuals come to hike, ATV, hunt, fish, camp, and extra. All of that is primarily based off a wholesome surroundings. Whereas these persons are right here they want locations to buy, to remain, to eat, to gasoline up, to hire gear, to take their autos for repairs, and folks to run/function all these companies. If we take a look at this from a purely financial standpoint, embracing tourism on this space is a far higher profit.
I don’t anticipate Wolfden will rent native folks and actually, why would they? We don’t have anybody with mining expertise/information and it’s pricey to coach. Wolfden would have a whole bunch of vehicles and different autos rolling by city. Do we would like heavy site visitors on our streets, destroying the roads that our taxes should restore? Not locations you’ll need your children driving bikes and now not a vacationer vacation spot.
Tourism will profit us all as all providers and jobs are wanted. I feel the mine will solely salt the Earth, ensuring nothing can develop and destroy our lovely residence.