Highlands figures, the ones in their application for their proposed 2,400 acre 200 foot below the water table open pit limestone mine are a little light on the details.
Like how much will it cost to run their 16 pumps 24/7 to the end of time to keep the water of the holes so "someone" can farm it 200 feet deep in a hole.
And oh yeah, then there is the niggling little detail about who pays when Highlands mines their last load of limestone and disappear on their railroad, twirling their mustaches and tipping their tophats to the community they have raped and pilaged, like the Dastardly Dan(ihers)s they are.
So lets do a fun little math exercise, shall we?
The proposed Rockford pit in Caledon, that was recently dismissed by the OMB, was for a 150 acre below the water table mine.
Everyone (even the applicant) agreed that the assurances required to be deposited for that size of an operation would be 90 MILLION. That would be $600,000 an acre. If "ours" is 2,400 acres that would be $1.44 BILLION.
(Insert Dr. Evil's laugh here)