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On December 12th the Western Mining Alliance received the
final report on the Department of Interior’s investigation into the
activities of Dr. Charles Alpers of the US Geological Survey.
In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) filed by
the WMA, and a follow on request for an official investigation the
Department of Interior published the results of their investigation.
Dr. Charles Alpers, of the US Geological Survey (USGS) was
the lead mercury researcher for the water quality section of the
2011 Suction Dredging Environmental Impact Report (EIR). He
was responsible for collecting the data, and preparing the analysis
for the California Suction Dredging Environmental Impact Report
which concluded suction dredges were linked to high
methylmercury levels in wildlife.
He further stated there was only one year of testing data to
rely on.
In 2013 the WMA submitted a FOIA requesting all data
related to sampling of mercury on the South Yuba River, the same
location the suction dredge study took place. The information we
received proved over five years of data existed from research
funded by the Bureau of Land Management, and conducted by –
Dr. Charles Alpers.
When we evaluated all of the data we found there was natural
variability from year to year in mercury levels in wildlife, and the
levels of mercury in insects appeared to be directly linked to the
size of the spring flood. When we viewed all of the data there was
no linkage between mercury levels and dredging activity which
was in direct contradiction to Dr. Alpers’ findings.
The WMA submitted a request for an official investigation
alleging scientific misconduct over the withholding of the data set.
We met with the Department of Interior in June and discussed our
concerns.
Last week the Department of Interior provided us with their
report and it provides some stunning revelations.
The lead mercury researcher on the suction dredging EIR was
also a donor and member of The Sierra Fund. The Sierra Fund is
the organization which claims responsibility for developing the
legislation which banned suction dredging. They have publically
admitted they are opposed to suction dredging and they claimed
credit for writing the legislation which resulted in SB 670, the initial dredging ban.

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It's a darn shame that the majority of American citizens allow our legislators & special interest groups to manipulate "data" to support their agendas. I've been stunned and appalled at the lack of response to these special interest groups lies...

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"It's a darn shame that the majority of American citizens allow our legislators & special interest groups to manipulate "data" to support their agendas. I've been stunned and appalled at the lack of response to these special interest groups lies..."

We don't have to leave the country to feel Full and complete Corruption in the highest order, it effects all phases of our life, Special interest groups be they domestic or foreign, interest is sold to the highest dollar paid and the one with the connections. Okey I am P-ssed again ! :grr01: Good morning.......

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Anyone out there need a lawyer :cry2: ??????? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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I'm not surprised one bit. In fact, I kind of expected some such deception. :old:

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Defund the EPA, open hunting season on Greenies. Grubstake

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Dr. Charles Alpers, of the US Geological Survey (USGS) was
the lead mercury researcher for the water quality section of the
2011 Suction Dredging Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

How much was he paid for this in addition to his USGS salary? Did he report it as income?

The lead mercury researcher on the suction dredging EIR was

also a donor and member of The Sierra Fund.

Did the Sierra Fund pay any monies to Dr. Alpers? Was it reported?

Government employees are to avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance thereof. This man has clearly violated one of his employment contingencies and should be investigated further.

Edit:

Now I see the full article.

http://westernminingalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/WMA-December-2014-Newsletter.pdf

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I asked a friend of mine who had designed geothermal and alternative energy plants about the environmental reports and he stated:

Government falsification of environmental studies is actually quite common. I ran into it in California, Washington and Maine. California Fish and Game was by far the worst offender I ran across and I caught them at it several times. Each time, it cost me lots of money to reverse their falsified conclusions and even more money for the resulting construction delays. But there was no legal means of obtaining financial compensation for their malfeasance. They are cloaked in a mantle of "liability immunity" during their performance as government emloyees. You cannot sue the guilty government employee (or his agency) for damages, even when he lies or hides/falsifies test data.

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Even when they do get caught they get paid vacation time (administrative leave).......then get transfered to a better job. Pretty much a reward for screwin the people

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They will just keep trying whatever they can to stop all outdoor activities. Now news channel 8 out of reno is saying they have proof of a lone wolverine living in the sierras. Just more corruption and lies to get what they want.

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