The conflict in Kallak commented in parliament LULEÅ. conflict Kallak came up when Parliament debated mining issues. Reindeer herding and mining should be able to coexist considered several speakers.
The debate took place at the request of the Green Party. Spokesperson Asa Romson got to start the debate, which was limited to one member of each party. The Green Party wants tightening of environmental and minerallag and a fund based on contributions from mining companies, to restore areas after mining. She also addressed the conflict in Kallak.
- We are probably wondering why all the rights of the Sami suddenly overridden consistently in favor of mining companies. We consider it unacceptable that the Saami rights shall be subject to mining companies in the way that the Alliance Government has demonstrated in principle decision on Rönnbäck mine in Tarnaby, said Åsa Romson, spokesman for the Green Party.
Minister Annie Loof (C) did not consider Asa Romson at this point. The government has given the Norrbotten County Administrative Board asked to produce guidance for consultation and communication between mining and reindeer herding. Speaking of conflict in Kallak urged Minister parties to dialogue.
- I urge everyone involved to take responsibility and engage in constructive dialogue on this issue, said Annie Loof.
The Liberal Party's Eva Flyborg was along the same lines, it should be possible to combine in Kallak:
- We heard that mining is carried out in less than two thousand of Sweden, it is smaller than the surface of the golf courses or parks. Reindeer herding is carried out on almost half the country's land area, it ought to be room for the two industries to work side by side, felt Eva Flyborg (FP). Conservative Johan Johansson from Constance felt that conflict only created losers.
- It has created divisions in Jokkmokk. There are only losers in this whole mess, said Johan Johansson (M).
Situation in Kallak is a failure, felt Odell (KD). - It should ultimately be able to shake hands and to live side by side, said Odell.
Left Party, Jonas Sjöstedt agree with the Green Party that it should not be permitted in exploration and test drilling in the reserve.
- In what is reindeer core areas, where we believe that it should have priority. Should I get exploration permits where there must be serious reasons, said Jonas Sjöstedt.
Social Democratic speaker Mikael Damberg chose not touch Kallak in their posts. He criticized the government for failing to tackle the housing shortage and talent management.
Published 2013-10-02 22:21 Modified 2013-10-02 22:24
There isn't much landscape in the UK that hasn't been man made, even the 'natural wilderness' areas are managed; Kallak looks like it's been planted for timber and cropped at least once, probably more. Anyway, what is man but an animal? A great big mole...or a rat...or a badger? :-)
Good point, but no doubt lost in the foggy thought processes of our environmentalist friends and activists. You only have to look a the landscapes around old mining towns and pit villages. There is some great scenery, and only when you know the knowledge of an area, do you realise that it is actually man-made and as a consequence of mining.
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