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Pebble can’t work for Alaska and Polymet can’t work for Minnesota!

One of the best definitions I’ve ever heard for insanity is the inability to see similarities or the inability to see differences. The differences are obvious Alaska–Minnesota. The similarities striking. Can you see the similarities?

By BRUCE C. SWITZER

Mine permitting is neither rigorous nor scientific. Disagree? Name one mine that did not proceed because […]

Old attitudes die hard….You can’t have it both ways!

February 25, 2013

Editor The Ely Echo Dear Editor:

Old attitudes die hard, as Joe Folio’s letter in the February 23 Echo demonstrates. Ely is rightfully proud of its iron mining history. However, the current effort to romanticize that history ignores much of its dark underside. Ironically, […]

Are we making any progress? Not really! We’re fighting the same battle begun many years ago, as recently as 1990.

The greatest freshwater eco-system in the U.S. is STILL threatened by state policy and mining greed. Heart Warrior was sounding the alarm in 1990.

Even IF

There are many serious and legitimate reasons why environmentalists, resort owners, and local residents are worried about the prospect of multiple copper/nickel mines here. I can’t understand why our elected representatives for the most part just give lip service to our concerns while working to expedite a hasty permitting process.

But, EVEN IF […]

Yes Virginia! Some people believe Copper Sulfide mining IS Santa Claus.

“Sulfie” the We Support Mining Mascot

Yes Virginia, some only see the meager gifts this Santa brings. They over look the arsenic, mercury, and acid mine drainage that comes with this type of mining. They over look the “resource curse,” the bad behavior of the industry, and the propaganda fed them by their […]

Good Example of Bad Results from Exposed Sulfur Containing Rock

Vermilion Community College (VCC) in Ely, MN offers an excellent example of the bad results from water runoff of exposed rocks containing sulfur. A very thin band of exposed sulfur containing rock in the Greenstone outcropping in the VCC courtyard has produced a dead zone “downstream.” As you approach the massive Greenstone outcropping from the […]

“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 on the Range: Half the story is half the truth

ELY, Minn. – On Feb. 29, according to WDIO.com, there was “Mining Support in St. Paul.” Unfortunately, it neglected to report the rest of the story.

“Ely Mayor Roger Skraba said his community supports mining [copper-nickel] and has passed a resolution to show its support. ‘We have people coming to our community, who are not […]

SLED DOGS TO ST. PAUL Schedule

Frank Moe and his Huskies The Race To Protect Minnesota from Acid Mine Drainage

SLED DOGS TO ST. PAUL – Sunday and Monday events in Duluth, Thursday at the Capitol. Reminder – March 4, Duluth Lester Park Event 3-4 pm (Lester Park Pavilion 61st Ave. East and Superior St) March 5, West Duluth Munger […]

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 […]