“Today, there’s a new gold rush underway on the other side of the Sierra Nevada, and it to is racking up huge bills for the public, bills that will be coming due for centuries to come, bills that we will pay in taxes for restoration, and bills that can never be paid, for pure water, cultural survival, wildlife, and wilderness. All the gold that multinational mining corporations are taking out of the country won’t buy back an extinct trout species or a pristine aquifer. ”

Storming the gates of paradise
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Rebecca Solnit