Friday, December 30, 2011

Mining Conference Set For March 23rd in Ashland

Thanks to the Ashland Current for the information. As they say, save the date:

Economic, environmental, and social impacts of the mining industry in the Lake Superior basin will be the focus of a meeting this coming spring in Ashland.
The Lake Superior Binational Forum is hosting the public meeting from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Fri., March 23 in Ashland at the AmericInn.  
An agenda for the meeting has not yet been released, but will be available in February at
"Speakers will talk about how mining operations might affect the lake and the resources in the basin, how the Lakewide Management Plan outlines ways to protect the lake, and the importance of understanding a lakewide perspective of cumulative impacts on the waters of Lake Superior," reads a meeting announcement.
"Speakers will provide fact-based information about economic impacts, and how sovereign nations are responding to proposed mine sites."
The Lake Superior Binational Forum is part of the Lake Superior Binational Program and is composed of 12 Canadian and 12 American stakeholders who represent industrial, tribal, business, environmental, recreational, tourism, labor, and academic interests.
  Funding for the forum comes from Environment Canada and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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