Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bad River Band Presents Ten Mining Questions To WI DNR

Hat tip to the Woodsperson blog for summarizing a 19-page letter and offering links to the full document:

In an extremely well written and cited letter to Mr. Larry Lynch of the Wisconsin DNR, Cyrus Hester of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians’ Department of Natural Resources, listed ten areas of concern about Gogebic Taconite’s bulk sampling plan. 
The concerns range from possible air and water contamination to endangered animals and plants to a question about GTac’s option rights...
The overall message of the letter, it would seem, is that GTac’s bulk sampling plan is too vague and lacks enough information to allow an informed permitting decision.  The Tribe is asking that GTac be required to produce that information before a decision is made by the WDNR about the types of permits required by the plan. 
Full Letter Available 
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