70,000 citizens and the The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness group pressured the federal governement to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area from sulfide mining leases! The denying an extension of the leases. Mining pollutes the lakes and rivers which are vital for drinking water, wildlife, and native tribe wild rice cultivation.
link to examples of polluting mines, Link to group fighting MN mine
Using native sovereign treaty rights plus educating local people about the threats to water quality, wetlands, fish, wildlife, and rice beds, natives stopped the huge Gogebic Taconite iron mine in northern Wisconsin. Pro-mining forces gave $ 15 million to Gov. Walker and legislators. The company got to write a new state law that would allow […]
Proposed nickel-copper-sulfide mines threaten the rivers, Lake Superior, wildlife, and the Chippewa native communities. Over 1,000 acres of wetlands would be destroyed, and the fish and wild rice would be threatened. Also, oppose a land swap of federal national forest to become state land that would primarily logged and mined for profit without concern […]