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Press Release: Mountain-Top Removal Mining: Now Threatening Wisconsin!

By Thistle Pettersen and Beth Ulion / Deep Green Resistance A proposed iron mining effort would create the largest open pit mine in the world in northern Wisconsin.The 22,000 acres of mountain-top removal-style strip mining would potentially dump millions of tons of waste rock into the headwaters of the Bad River, polluting everything downstream including … Continue reading Press Release: Mountain-Top Removal Mining: Now Threatening Wisconsin!

Ready, Set, Destroy – Walker Looks to Violate Treaties

from http://www.politiscoop.com/ Madison – In a release today, the blog Cognidissidence posted what it dubbed as a secret email to Gov. Scott Walker from Walker staffer Andrew Davis. The email depicts talking points Walker will use to justify the breaking of treaties with tribes in Northern Wisconsin by opening their lands up to iron ore mining. To give … Continue reading Ready, Set, Destroy – Walker Looks to Violate Treaties

Walker Favors Wolf Hunters over Native Rights

from http://www.progressive.org/ By Rebecca Kemble, February 2, 2012 Last Thursday, Anishinaabe elder Joe Rose of the Bad River Band addressed a press conference at the WI State Capitol. He traveled 250 miles from the shores of Lake Superior to protest the passage of a highly controversial mining bill that opens the door to a huge, open … Continue reading Walker Favors Wolf Hunters over Native Rights

Bad River Chippewa Against Proposed Mining Legislation In Wisconsin

from http://www.intercontinentalcry.org/ BY AHNI JAN 8, 2012 The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are working, along with several NGOs, to stop a controversial mining bill that would gut existing environmental protections and effectively silence the public in order to streamline mining projects in the state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Assembly Bill 426 looks like it … Continue reading Bad River Chippewa Against Proposed Mining Legislation In Wisconsin

Protecting Wisconsin Waters

from http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/ Anti-Mining Struggles in the Penokee Hills and Lake Superior Region By Sarah Tops Open water stretches for miles to the north, and a soft, cool breeze whips your hair into your eyes.  The hardwood forest opens behind you to a pale sand beach into which you sink your toes.  Gulls laugh and a single … Continue reading Protecting Wisconsin Waters