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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Dctombor 1971 Scientists ami tlio pub lic lilasiod cnl strip mining in Alberta ill ii Knvironmcnt Con servation An 1 h o r i I y nulilic hearing cm I Inissue in Utli bridge Ilio one of four be ing omdurteil by Ihc KCA for the department of the environ to gaiu an insight Strip mining hearing stories all by Rudy Haugeneder Staff Writer into public attitudes on strip min merit Minister who is planning to introduc new surface reclamation At the same research should be carried out to cie yp for the construction of ex iorntion and haul The natural wildlife resource should be protected by describ ing and studying key winter migration routes and slonover It was pointed out that re search is necessary to develop methods of providing alterna tive facilities when wildlife habitat is endangered by a sur mining mining operations should be screened investi in order to maintain or improve scenic values and re duce noise Webb said economic studies information on the assessment of side should be gathered on a con tinuing This would include a file on case especially those Ron Robin Safo and Richard Burke watch Police Don Lee measure a tl In addition to the 13 briefs presented in eight ing which would allow these information which areas to be mined without dan should be considered whenever decisions on surface be j are leing briefs all opposing strip min ing in the province wrerc made at a hearing in Grande Twn more public hearings will lake one in Edmon ton t o tl a v ard Calgary on At those meetings milling companies are expected to pre sent a deluge of wellprepared and documented defensive ma terial said of j Strip mining is outright improve roads when they cant chairman of the j rape of the Alberta country b used by the public during the Alberta Environment the dry he Kickin off the Lethbridge I Conservation Authority was Mining companies are caus hearing was an KCA brief en1 in ing complete prostitution titled Environmental Impact of Surface Coal Mining opera tions in The prepared EGA by a Vancouverbased consulting firm and t by Bob noted that there orations have completely has happened and is going desecrated large tracts of because it was not making de jland in inlands and representations to the made the accusation a pub i lie hearing on coal strip mining consent Ed a longtime of our he said in resident of southern his oral This prostitution is done by for this He said surface mining op Davidson said society has to blame itself for what are three regions in which strip mining for coal occurs the the foothills and the Strip mining each area are d one Webb The brief recommended sev en areas of further It stated A program of regu lar accumulation of statistics that describe ex and impact of mines and associated activities is Exploration activiies should be monitored in the same and the information made pub On the issue of reclaiming Strip mining operations in Alberta have destroyed creeks He cited dozens ODorations in and rivers which supply arc running dirty be istindive from for rural and urban water of strip mining opera i j0ns arc feeding the dirty He blasted current provincial i regulations governing s tr p iontinued stripmined said A 11 h o u g h the individual mining companies will be re quired to earn out research and organizational it will be necessary to coordinate reclamation research to avoid wasteful duplication of effort and to develop a fund of rec lamation knowledge for Alber He said attention should be given to obtaining reasonable estimates of reclamation The effects of strip mining on water quality were The ECA brief stated the physical and chemical param eters of natural streams should be monitored over time to ob tain quantitative estimates of the effects of surface mining and to set water quality stan The ecological effects of cooling water and eiitrophica tion slow death resulting from large fertilizer applica tions during reclamation v i i I ilU nUUUIJL 111 UIU alcct viviuj do what they reclamation of destroyed Tins occurs because the mm Umd pres5Ure is ing companies use different brought to provincial departments to H1 jmplored the provincial overrule each other or get pro government to introduce high tective measures hogged down j a d protective Robin uses commercial breath Ray Marnock measures Richards Ed Finlay Photoi Commercial breath testers found accurate in bureaucratic red tape Many miles of roads con structed by provincial or joint strin mining The worst is not what has al ready taken he but Webb federal provincial financing what the mining companies have been made impassible be arc planning for the cause of coal mining opera Companies are sncnding mil j lions of dollars in their explora It is inexcusable for governjtion throughout southern Alber ments to pay hundreds of thoujta for additional economic coal sands of dollars to develop and he from The Herald was conductj drink five ounces of rye in one ed to determine howr well some i take a breathalizer test Touh environmental laws needed to protect from stripmine dangers There are at least two of the inexpensive breath i at the police station and use a Before the test he SEidi over the commercial breath he did not feel as though he blood alcohol content was ex Drinks for the experiment could drive his car i actly on the limit and Hon s were measured bv Don Ron was the last to be testj was beneath the Lethbridge He weighs 146 pounds and Robin tested a Sober At the end of the onehour had to wait nearly an hour for metre breath analyzer which drinking period the Uirce ex Us or two hours after he i also vanfied the police breath breath metres on the market j meters could gauge the amount when tested in of alcohoi absorbed in the tbn with the city police breathi blood of a drinking prove to have a The commercial metres are degree of available in many drug A participated in by two Rchin Richard Rurke reporters and one secretary and Ron Caldwell agreed to rnn r percenters walked from The i first had a His reeding j aiizer EM Ins It Herald to the police sta was well beneath the legal j registered Jhat she WM well police where they waited for 20 minutes to allow the alcohol of all the drinks to be absorbed by their Robins breathalizer color over the limit set by Al Both the breathalizer and the In each b r e a t h meters function b y Each person tested and case the device agreed measuring the amount of al I t with the police ltSL The device showed Robins cohol in the fully exhausted breath of a person who has Tough new laws to protect the environment from the dan gers of strip mining are need ed in said an environ mental expert for Polltii ion Control Southern in Paul a University of Lethbridge told an Alberta Environment Con servation Authorityorganized public hearing on coal strip ON DISPLAY NOW NEW FOR 1972 Be in the winners circle on Yamahas lOOcc SINGLES AND TWINS Our lightest Enduro model is the new lOOcc LT2 but though its a liltlo smaller it slllf boasts all the re and agility lhat every Yamaha Enduro is famous Plus it comoj wtlh Torque Induction mak ing the JT2 the best bike around for the novice off rocd The all new Yamaha LS2 features a strong 1 OOcc parallel twin cyl inder engine which de velops If too has all the stan 5porf primary kick storting and a 5speed SEE THEM ON DISPLAY NOW AT Yamaha Cycle Sales and Service 21st and 2nd Phone 3286977 I that stronger mining I legislation will have affect on the i provincial I North American areas where j strin mining and rec lamation legislation have been adopted have experienced a j consistent increase in coal pro i he said Lewis claimed current protection legislation is not strong enough to protect the environment or the longterm economic future of the prov In places where strong leg islation has been introduced Areas which might have be come desolate moonscapes and sources of longterm environ mental and social costs have been restored to productive and valuable he Poor and dangerous mining Merchants plan car draws Two final draws are sched uled for the doxvn o w n merchants Christmas Saturday at 3 a draw will be made for a trip for two for two weeks in The draw will he made in the form er Ilnlmes Appliances store next lo the1 7th Canadian Imper ial Rank of 34 at in in the j same a draw will be made for j Nino smaller prizes will also be drawn for on each Sat ending the 10week con practices have been reduced or j and even the coal companies speak with jusiifij able pride of their environ menj tal Lewis with specified standards in all op1 erators are on essentially an equal footing insofar as know ing whEt is expected of However any new legislation j imposed would have to be enj Experience both here and elsewhere has demonstrated i time and again that voluntary cunt r o 1 company public j and good intentions do noi he As to the prediction of a rosy economic future for Al berta if coal mining or any other can be oped without t o o many j Lewis j We should be remiss in fail ing to point out that in opinion I rosy economic future j is that of the entrepreneurs coal is not at present going anywhere or deteriorat ing in usable quality i will even increase in valj ue as reserves elsewhere are j depleted and energy demands increase thus has teen receiving too and spending too lo develop its resources and aid its dcvel1 Lewis said that develop ment lias been entirely too i haphazard up lo the that the people of Alberta do not wiih not to stop such de but only to place it under control so as not to jeopardize the environmental heritage which is Alberta must not sacrifice its renewable resources or scenic and csihetirniy magnificent province for the sake of rapid ly extracting exporting j ncnrcncwabic he j These are simple statej and they reflect simple j but their importance is I and we must heed She weighs 104 pounds i and by having consumed five ounces of alcohol in one hour then waiting about half an hour she had become legally im City police Sergeant Ray operated the machine for the The Canadian Criminal Code has set a reading of or 8 milligrams of alcohol to i 100 milligrams of as the legal saturation point at which a person can considered im1 said If a person appears to have i lost his judgment and he may lc charged with being impaired even if reading is below lie who 170 j was tested his reading was or almost im CONGRATULATIONS TO ANOTHER PROUD OWNER OF A PARADE HOME Show Home located in RAYMOND 286 2nd West OPEN DECEMBER 18 10 to 12 Noon 2 to A Built by PARADE HOMES 2705 9th Phone 3288535 OTIIKK CtV drink and drive is a safety slogan which has been around for many Unfor many drivers feel that this approach applies only to the other The AMA re minds you that the festive sea sen often leads to the impair ment of individuals who other wise would not find themselves in this QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture IB PHONE 32876841 Tho clmvTilmm morohnnts supply cnlry forms to Ihoir and linvc liml I 000 forms RESTAURANT WATCHDOGS Bo glad lira hiolth inspectors ore such super Thoir work can save you from a caso of food Rut restauranteaters should still know what to watch out or Gorartl Vallicres trlU how enlino out cnn ho niodo loss this Saturday IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE OVATION THOMAS HAGSTROM MUSICAL INSTRUMENT CLEARANCE Prices ore now reducer on our entire stock of MEW and USED STUDENT and PROFESSIONAL INSTRUMENTS AMPLIFIERS Arc ARE ALL SoTd tcre From up ORGANS Beautiful Thomas Or gans and Chord PRICED TO CLEAR ACCORDIONS All slOS from UP 120 Bass Modes from S225 UP DRUMS 9 ply sets with 4 Hi Hat and From S169 up GUITARS HAGSTROM ARE ALL GREATLY REDUCED Heads Columns and Used Guitars PRUEGGERS ACCORDION COLLEGE LTD 5305 Phono 3277524 BANJOS RHYTHEM ACES AUTOMATIC DRUMMERS ;