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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, […]

Facts and Fairy-Tales about Polymet’s proposal for a Sulfide Mine in N.E. Minnesota

Paula Maccabee, General Counsel and Advocacy Directory for Water Legacy at Ely Tuesday Group, August 6, 2013. A larger group than usual attended this event and many, from the questions asked and concerns shared, were new to the topic of Sulfide mining. From the response of the crowd, they were very appreciative of the work […]

Nancy Schuldt, Water Projects Coordinator for Fon Du Lac talks about water quality & Hard Rock Mining

Nancy Schuldt from the Fon Du Lac band of Lake Superior Chippewa talks about the significant problems hard rock mining has caused to the St. Louis River and the Lake Superior Watershed. She also discusses the water quality problems posed by the proposed Sulfide Mining in this region. You can view here talk at VCC […]

BWCAW Ecosystem Changes by Lee Frehlich, University of Minnesota

Polar Amplification is one climate element changing Minnesota

Significant changes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Ecosystem are underway do to climate change and invasive species. Lee Frehlich is the Director of the U of M, Center for Hardwood Ecology. He teaches courses in Forest Fire Ecology and Landscape Ecology […]

From Public Relations to the Economics of Copper Sulfide Mining for Northeastern Minnesota

On June 18, 2013 persons interested in the proposed Copper Sulfide Mining operations, that will one way or another very significantly effect the BWCA and Lake Superior watersheds, had the opportunity to listen to the experts. At noon Brad Moore, formerly of the MPCA, now with Polymet presented the company line answering questions and indicating […]

The Ely Echo should be worrying about the threat to the Boundary Waters and the Lake Superior Watersheds

May 1, 2013, To The Ely Echo

Dear Editor:

The Echo’s April 20 editorial contains this: “We believe the Ely area and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area make up some of best examples of heaven on God’s green Earth. None of us want to see the water that flows through these parts to be impaired […]

Our wells are running dry and the State of Minnesota has yet to realize the value of water. Hibbing in the cross-hairs.

*DNR water officials say it’s time for local communities to start making decisions on water, rather than the state, because the current rates of use are not sustainable.*

*Nature can’t keep up with demand, prompting disputes in some cities.* (Can you say Hibbing?)

It didn’t take Daniel Damm long to figure […]

Science and facts show a need for tight regulation of taconite mining

How is it possible that the Wisconsin legislature is ready to pass legislation to create fast-tracked, less-protective ferrous (iron) mining laws for what promises be the largest open-pit iron mine in the world with no scientific evidence to justify treating iron mining differently than other metallic mining?

If Gogebic Taconite proceeds with a proposal, its […]

Minnesota Land Swap for Sulfide Mining Pollution

Many words have been exchanged regarding the exchange of Minnesota trust fund lands that remain within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA). Politicians are lamenting the fact that these lands have not been able to generate money for the school trust fund through mining, logging, or leasing, and that this is an insult to […]

Good people, Great event, “Never Mined” that would be Sulfide Mining of course!

The ducks play a No Sulfide Mining Tune

The North House Folk School in Grand Marais hosted this joyful Solstice Puppet Pagent celebrating Minnesota’s Northland. Families and talented participants of all ages joined to together to entertain and inform us of the value of Nature and the threat to the BWCA and Lake […]