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Take Action – Call Senators Franken and Klobuchar to Stop the Land Swap!

Take Action – Call Senators Franken and Klobuchar to Stop the Land Swap! Recently, Rep. Cravaack introduced H.R.5544 to expedite the exchange of an unknown amount of federally-protected Superior National Forest land for 86,000 acres of state school trust lands contained within the BWCA. If passed, this legislation would open tens of thousands of acres […]

“It’s a gamble…and we lose!”

Mr. Tom Coombe, Editor,The Ely Echo, Ely, MN

Dear Mr. Coombe: 30 July, 2012

I have just received my copy of the July-August issue of Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine (shown here, of the exploration drill rig in Birch Lake) with an editorial and an article by John Myers on metallic sulfide mining in the forests […]

Mining companies have promised to “do things right this time.” Tommyknocker says, “Prove it First”

It’s been posited in print, online and from many a barstool that we all support mining, at least if we drive a car, ride a bicycle, use electricity, computer, phone or even an axe. Logically, by living in a house, owning furniture or heating with wood, we support the logging industry. Continuing down this inclusive […]