The Seattle Times reported this morning that Glacier Northwest, which runs a controversial mining operation on Maury Island, sent a 17-page letter to state Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark saying they intended to ignore his request that the company suspend operations. So naturally, I called Dow Constantine's campaign to get his take on it. Constantine frequently mentions his fight against Glacier Northwest as evidence of his environmental credentials in his campaign for King County Executive.
I haven't heard back from the Constantine campaign. Instead it was his rival Larry Phillips who got in the first word. "I am extremely disappointed with Glacier Northwest's decision to forge ahead with a project that threatens the sustainability of Puget Sound," Phillips said in a press release sent out via the King County Council communications office.