“. . . A task force including members of 10 state and federal law enforcement agencies descended on a gold mine in the tiny town of Chicken (pop. 17) last month, in what locals described as a raid.
“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. Hammond told the Alaska Dispatch. “How would you have felt? You would be wondering, ‘My God, what have I done now?”
A spokesman for the federal Environmental Protection Agency did not deny that agents wore body armor and carried guns, but said it was not a “raid.” < ding dong!!
A reader asks “Maybe it is time for the EPA to find out why the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources continued to issue permits with the problems there were in Grand Bayou in 2003. And why they are continuing to issue permits at the Napoleonville salt dome storage caverns.”
We would sure like this task force to get some men and guns and tanks and descend on Bayou Corne! And surround that DNR drilling permit office with a big paddy wagon!