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Arizona Environmental Doom and Gloom

Posted: Jun 28 2021 9:36 am
by RedRoxx44
When they fund/ approve something like this you can see where the political winds are blowing. One statement stood out "As reducing carbon emissions is a global effort, the need for mined resources increases. " Or we are going to act all protective of the environment on one hand while screwing it over on the other.
Source https://kvoa.com/news/2021/06/28/board- ... -uarziona/

Re: Arizona Environmental Doom and Gloom

Posted: Jun 28 2021 9:54 am
by chumley
The creation of the school is supported in large part by a $2 million gift, plus a $2.5 million challenge grant, from the Lundin family. The family leads the Lundin Group, made up of 14 publicly traded companies in the natural resource sector operating in more than 25 countries.

Re: Arizona Environmental Doom and Gloom

Posted: Jun 28 2021 12:37 pm
by andrewp
Honestly, I think that this is a good thing for students and for the University. Until now students interested in a career in mineral resources had to choose one of two paths. Through the College of Engineering they would benefit from an education which was heavily focused on practical applications (often to the detriment of basic understanding). Through the College of Science they would gain a much better understanding of the fundamental processes and methods, but miss out on practical applications. The two paths didn't have a huge amount of overlap so it was exceedingly rare for someone to attempt to double. If done right this could be a program with the potential to develop some very well-rounded and thoughtful graduates. The constituent departments are outstanding so this could be a very solid program.

KVOA's reporting on the topic leaves a lot to be desired. Happened to have the morning show on today and poor Frankie couldn't deliver a coherent statement if his life depended on it. It was obvious that he had zero understanding of any of this.

Re: Arizona Environmental Doom and Gloom

Posted: Jun 28 2021 1:16 pm
by RedRoxx44
Not their first rodeo with this stuff. I find it suspect in the current environment. Technology should help mining evolve; if cost effective, but it still involves altering the environment. Mining is not eco friendly in it's current form. I love OLD mines. Which aren't eco friendly either.
https://gemandmineralmuseum.arizona.edu/content/history