To the editor: John Rusyniak’s opinion piece in the Feb. 11 News-Miner paints a rosy picture of the Kinross Manh Choh mine project and sings the praises of the company. I’d like to take issue with a few of the points he made.
1) Mr. Rusyniak attributes the alarm in Fairbanks over the Kinross ore trucking plan to our “forgetting” that no special permits or authorizations are required. On the contrary, that is exactly why we are alarmed. This trucking plan needs a thorough third-party review that encompasses all aspects of its impact and allows all interested groups to be allowed to comment.