Grassroots Opposition To Mining Bill In Mining Area
GOP legislators and Gov. Walker are facing a growing headwind from the North:
CONTACT: Mike Wiggins, Jr., Chairman of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, (715) 292-5585Cherie Pero, Bad River Band Citizen (715) 292-9331ODANAH, WI – Representatives from the Lake Superior Chippewa Bands of Red Cliff and Bad River, along with the mayors of Ashland and Bayfield, representatives of the City of Mellen, Ashland County, and other local officials, will join together on Monday, February 25, 2013, to voice the community’s opposition to AB1/SB1.The press conference will start at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 25, 2013, at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806 (just north of the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Co. Hwy. G).With over 7,000 members, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians is located on an over 124,000-acre reservation in an area within Ashland and Iron Counties on the south shore of Lake Superior (known by the tribe as Gichi Gami).
The Ojibwe people have a long and rich heritage throughout the Great Lakes region and at Odanah on Lake Superior prior to European traders, missionaries and settlers. Treaties signed by eleven Ojibwe Tribes ceded territory in the region, including what is currently the upper one third of the State of Wisconsin. Learn more about the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians on their website, badriver-nsn.gov.
Why are they opposed to a bill which is made to protect the environment and encourage much needed economic growth? Do they have no concern for the welfare of people?
Desperate grandstanding. Didn’t these Indians see how influential they are when they stopped the wolf hunt and when they started night hunting deer off the reservation? The only thing they have done is to illegally shoot elk from a herd which is struggling to survive. The booming of the protest drums will soon be drowned out by the booming of explosives as we harvest the wealth of the earth. I hear that GTAC plans, as part of their normal routine, to toss a little tobacco on the ground every time they touch off a charge, and are researching the best type and form of tobacco for this ceremony. Would a pinch of Copenhagen work or do you need the leaf form for best effect? Fire in the hole!
Mike wiggins has a nice little cushy setup for himself and the mayors of Ashland and Bayfield have absolutely no connection to a mine in Iron county. The “representatives” of Mellen are more concerned about protecting their gene pool rather than any pool of water. I wonder if bob jauch and janet bewley will be there, oh that’s right, they will probably be in Madison. Perhaps they could make a conference call from Madison to Ashland to support the press conference meant to influence them back in Madison.
"Why are they opposed to a bill which is made to protect the environment and encourage much needed economic growth?"
Because they are not idiots like you, and they know full well that this mine will turn their neck of the woods into West Virginia.
They know full well that the mine will destroy more jobs than it creates.
They know full well that the mine will destroy the local wild rice.
They know full well that the mine will make it 10 times more expensive to provide the residents in the area with potable water.
In other words, they know stuff.
While GOP trolls like you wallow in ignorance and revel in it.
This is why nowadays republicans are hated and loathed in engineering schools around the country.
Ha! That’s funny. Jauch and Belwey calling to encourage themselves to vote against the mining bill. This is so stupid, they will probably do it! Fire in the hole! Booooom booooom! Ha! That’s funny too. Shooting wolves and elk is not funny, but wolves eating the elk would be funny, actually that’s what they are doing and that is why the elk herd is dwindling. Ha ha!
You know whats even funnier and stupider? That one’s easy: Madison Liberals! I would love to watch the anti mining, anti economic, anti people, press conference, but sadly, I will have to be working. I hope they have a good one though. The singers and dancers they had at the last one were great!
“voice the community’s opposition to AB1/SB1.”? Did they take a vote in the community or did a few tree huggers decide to claim to know what everybody else thinks. The anti mining people may be vocal, but they are not the majority, especially in northern Wisconsin and even in Ashland. Just because a bunch of east coast rich kids come here because their parents need to get them out of the house, does not mean that they represent the working people of Ashland. That college degree in eco-feminism is really going to do them a lot of good, what a joke, they are an embarrassment to the community, not it’s voice.
I've been having a bit of a mid-life crisis lately, with the usual loss of confidence, but I always feel better about myself after reading comments from right-wing trolls. They have zero substance but are heavy on name-calling and race-baiting. They make me feel like a genius by comparison.
Cline Resources/GTAC has a serious problem if this is indicative of the type of people who support their mountain-top removal mine.
"The anti mining people may be vocal, but they are not the majority, especially in northern Wisconsin and even in Ashland."
Is that why the GOP refused to hold any hearings in the area on the bill?
Is that why the only eents about the bill in the Ashland area have been organized by democrats?
Why are you GOP trolls such blithe liars?
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