Tag Archives: Lake Superior

Bad River Band Denies Renewal of Enbridge Line 5 Grant of Easement

January 5, 2017 Tribe calls for decommissioning and removal at Bad River, WI FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE P.O. Box 39 Odanah, Wisconsin 54861 CONTACT: Dylan Jennings Bad River Tribal Council DylanJennings@badriver-nsn.gov (715) 348-6594 Odanah, WI, January 5, 2017- The Bad River Tribal Council passed a formal resolution Wednesday evening, January 4th that established the Tribes decision […]

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Enbridge Line #5 Pipeline Threatens Great Lakes; Public Comment Needed

December 27, 2016 by Barbara With The US Forest Service is accepting public comments until January 6, 2017 regarding the permitting of the portion of Enbridge Energy Partners pipeline Line #5 that runs through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest north of Highway 2 in Bayfield County, Wisconsin. The permit includes 11.5 miles of pipeline and spans roughly […]

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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) threatens Lake Superior; Citizens take action

April 21, 2015 by Mary Doughtery Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) was a foreign word in the Lake Superior Basin prior to the summer of 2014. Today the residents of Bayfield County know many new terms: nutrient management plans (NMP), best management practices, manure lagoons, gestation crates and animal units. As the community learned about these things, […]

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The Midwest Mining Rush and Conflicts over Tribal Sovereignty

February 1, 2013  PowerPoint © Al Gedicks For full screen version click on the button on the bottom right with the four arrows pointing out:

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Not on Our Land, Not in Our Lifetime: Protesting Mining Legislation in Wisconsin-January 2013

January 29, 2013  by Leslie Amsterdam. The rapid introduction of a mining bill in the new 2013 legislative session has brought a swift response from the anti-mining community. Activists, fueled by the energy of sovereignty of #IdleNoMore, came together quickly at hearings and protests to call attention to the one player in this struggle with […]

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Wisconsin Tribal Members Speak Out on Mining Bill

January 25, 2013  by Rebecca Kemble On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 a joint hearing of the Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly mining committees was held in Madison as the one and only opportunity for the public to weigh in on a controversial mining bill being rushed through the legislature. The hearing was announced just four […]

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Press Release on sulfides in area of the proposed Penokee iron mine

This post has been updated with an addendum FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Summary  The mining of sulfide minerals poses well known and severe environmental hazards, including the release of sulfuric acid and other toxic materials. By contrast, iron oxides are chemically inert and non-toxic. One of the main arguments used to justify iron mining in the […]

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Tune into the Penokee Hills Channel and Listen to the Voices

January 31, 2012 by Barbara With The Penokee Mountains in northwest Wisconsin are perhaps the only mountains that now have their own youtube channel, thanks to videographer Danielle Taylor and local activist Pete Ramussen. Listen to the voices of northwestern Wisconsin explain why there will never be mining here. End of that story, but the […]

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