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“Boom, Bust, Boom” author: Copper mining should not be done in certain places!

View Presentation by Bill Carter author of “Boom, Bust, Boom”

In a speech to an overflowing crowd at Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minn., author and filmmaker Bill Carter talked about copper mining and the copper industry around the world. He talked about what he learned in doing research for his book “Boom, Bust, […]

How much is your child worth? Copper Mining ? Prove it First!

Children more valuable than Gold

The U.S. Forest Service motto is “Caring for the Land and Serving People.” Its mission is, “to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.”

“Future generations” does not mean the 20-year lifespan of a sulfide […]

Mining Promises and Reality

What would be different about Non-Ferrous Mining? Nothing!

From “Mining in Minnesota’s Iron Range: Past and Future Perspectives by Thomas Michael Power, Economics Department, The University of Montana:

The Economic Promise:

Tremendous Wealth Extracted

High Wages Paid

The Economic Outcoume:

Depressed and Rundown Towns & Regions

Lower average incomes, higher […]

ALERT!!! Tell the MPCA Today!

Tell the MPCA, the agency charged with regulating mining pollution to do its job and require mining companies to obey pollution laws.

Deadline for responding: Please take a few minutes to comment on the Keetac water-quality permits by August 19, 2011.

ACTIVIST MESSAGE

Tell MPCA Commissioner Aasen and Governor Dayton to Enforce our Clean […]

Sulfide Mining on the Edge of the Wilderness

After 30 Plus Years

The other day my friend Richard and I took a drive up to the Spruce Road which is located just south of the Kawishiwi River about ten miles from Ely. People who camp and fish on Gabro and Bald Eagle Lakes are familiar with the Spruce Road. The reason for our […]

Minnesotans have the ability, the opportunity and the responsibility to tell our legislators and our governor to support jobs and businesses that are compatible with our waters.

Carla Arneson wrote the following article after visiting the site pictured at the left with a few other concerned and outraged (this is for Gov. Dayton and his group who ask “where is the outrage?,” they don’t seem to be able to act on the facts) citizens. Here is a link to the video made […]

STOP Sulfide Environmental Rollbacks!!!

When : Wednesday, April 13 • 4:00pm

Where : Harbor Drive, behind the DECC, Duluth, MN

What : Picket and Press Conference: Stop the Environmental Standards Rollback!

Who : Listen to Bob Tammen Retired Miner from Tower Soudan

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration will be holding a conference in the DECC

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Would you Please Sprinkle a Little Sulfate on my Wild Rice Hot Dish Tommy?

By Mike Hillman A friend of mine told me a few weeks ago that State Representative Tom Rukavina wanted to increase by five times the legal limit we allow for sulfates in our discharge water. “Why would he want to do that,” I asked. “The current standards are too high for the mining companies to […]

Steamlining Pollution in Minnesota by Elanne Palcich

STREAMLINING POLLUTION

Editorial Comment: This is in our opinion one of the very best summaries of the state of the development of Cu/Ni Hazardous Chemical Processing/Mining written to-date. If you have any concern for the health of the citizens of Minnesota and the state itself, you should take a few minutes to familiarize yourself […]

Human Nature, Corporate Nature & Political Nature…receipe for Environmental Disaster

Human Nature is that component that creates mining with severe environmental loses or allows highly dysfunctional individuals to run amok until they cause severe human losses including death, eg. Bernie Madoff or Chralie Sheen, or the young man who shot Senator Gifford. Corporate Nature is that component that insists upon profits as the only motive […]