Saturday, June 29, 2019

More pressure against ruinous mining plan along MI-WI river

Wisconsin activists again take to Michigan media over toxic mining planned for the Menominee River along the WI-WI border. Note the comment process link, too:
Alert citizens are warning us that an ill-advised proposal for a massive metallic sulfide gold mine located on the banks of the Menominee River, an important tributary of Lake Michigan, would bring intolerable and long lasting risks...
Citizens can send their comments to Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) by July 5, 2019. Freshwater Future provides a nimble way to comment at - - 
The Walker 'chamber of commerce mentality' DNR had disengaged from any regulatory interest even though the project would threaten state water supplies and native culture. 

It's time for Evers and his freshly science-minded DNR to get involved: 
Inter-agency coordination should be the template for further Wisconsin clean air and water initiatives to address serious [Walker-era] environmental policy failures, including:water-sucking and polluting large farms, wetland losses, rampant sprawl, the Back 40 sulfide ore mine, contamination from sand mines, the Kohler golf course planned next to and within Kohler Andrae State Park, and Foxconn - - all of which need honest, comprehensive, science-based and people-first attention.
Additional links, history, and an earlier op-ed about the Back 40 mine, here:  

Menominee River | Tom Young

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