Thursday, September 25, 2014

Iron mine would devastate extensive NW Wisconsin wetlands, expert shows

Erin O'Brien shows in picture and words what will be lost if GTac is allowed to turn the Penokee range into an open-pit iron mine and dumping ground in NW Wisconsin - - and she explains why it is hard to map and catalog all the wetlands at risk there.  A must-see-and-read on the Journal Sentinel op-ed page.
This beaver pond wetland complex in Iron County is slated for burial under waste-rock in the Gogebic Taconite mine plan.
Erin O'Brien photo

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