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How David Dill learned to stop worrying and love the mine

The Future of Remote Mining in Minnesota – How Many Workers Needed?

This article from CNET shows the future of Mining in Minneosta. No we don’t need workers in Minnesota. We need game playing Nerds in far off countries digging up, moving, dumping and polluting Minnesota hundreds of times faster than at present. This appears to be a surprise to the author of this article. He apparently […]

Nothing grows here after 50 years – Why? Spruce Rd, Ely, MN

On the south side of the road not far from Outward Bound’s Home place is a barren hilltop where nothing grows expect a short 10-12″ course uniform dusty gray plant and a few, very few, Jack Pine. This is the flat top remaining from a large exploratory hill top removal, in search of marketable minerals, […]

Minnesota and mining: Our children, our waters and wild rice are political pawns

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announcement came just two weeks before public comments were due for PolyMet’s Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement. PolyMet’s proposed NorthMet Mine is the first in a long line of sulfide mining projects aimed at turning Minnesota’s Superior National Forest, the lake country of the Arrowhead, into […]

Mike Clark, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, speaking at Sigurd Olson Lecture Series

The 2014 Sigurd Olson Lecture Series is the 15th year these lectures have been given. This year Mike Clark of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition stated that he is unaware of anyplace where sulfide mining has occurred that there was not significant pollution as a result. He described how his coalition stopped mining in Yellowstone National […]

“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, […]

June 1, 2013 Canoeing the American Rivers Designated Endangered Kawishiwi River & Meeting at Sustainable Ely Headquarters

On June 1, 2013 citizens concerned about the threats of Copper Sulfide Mining in our region met to canoe the Kawishiwi River, recently listed by American Rivers as one of the top 10 most endangered rivers in the U.S. Later in the day the canoeists and other concerned citizens met at the Sustainable Ely Headquarters […]

Labor and Enviro Leaders Move Beyond Their Differences to a Common Vision for the Future

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March 28, 2013 | This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilitie.org by AlterNet / By Joe Uehlein, Gus Speth www.alternet.org

SUMMARY: We recognize the need to strengthen the solidarity between our movements to be successful.

It is easy to identify important national goals where our alliance must be strong […]

Environmental-Environmental-Environmental, say it! I know you can.

Video The one word not in Chip Cravaack’s vocabulary. “ENVIRONMENTAL”