Bear Witness

Sen. Tom Tiffany, the bill's sponsor told a Cap Times reporter that the bill is intended to allow the mining company to pollute and not have to be held accountable. It also covers his butt.

Sen. Tom Tiffany, the bill’s sponsor, told a Cap Times reporter that the bill is intended to allow the mining company to pollute and not have to be held accountable. It also covers him and the legislators who moved this forward in the fact of overwhelming public opposition. Photo: Rebecca Kemble

Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up AB1, the mirror imagine of SB1, the destructive mining bill that opens the door to corporations taking over our water, land and natural resources.

It is a sad day in Wisconsin, as the Tea Party Republicans have more than enough votes to collude their majority into passing into law a bill that was opposed by a majority of the public, violates Federal Treaty Law and the Public Trust Doctrine, and puts our citizens and resources at risk by allowing mining companies to legally pollute and not be held accountable, as well as turning over local control to the mining company.

Those of us standing up to protect Lake Superior need to remember, this is not over. Just because they pass unjust and immoral laws, does not mean they have won. Court challenges will arise, and we will continue to work tirelessly to protect our homes, land, water, air, wild rice and our neighbors.

Watch all the “debate” here.
http://www.wiseye.org/

Keep writing your legislators. Write to the press and demand they cover the truth. Continue to educate your friends and neighbors on the horrors of this bill. Reach out to those who support a mine, show them the hard evidence that this will destroy our area, as well as all the waters of the state.

No matter what, know that standing up for our water is our duty. Nature has rights, but only humans can protect them or destroy them.

Which side are YOU on?

One thought on “Bear Witness

  1. I stand with the Bad River Tribe 100%.
    I grew up just east of Ashland, in Ironwood
    MI. We just retired to the North Woods
    because we love the clean, pristine
    wilderness. My parents taught us to love and cherish wilderness. We will help in any way we can to prevent this horrific mine. As a devout Christian, I keep the Tribes and this issue in my daily prayers. God bless you, Mike Wiggins!!! We will not give up hope!

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