Our Home is Under Attack

July 8, 2013  By Ros Nelson and Allie Raven

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The Penokee Hills above and strip mined land for iron ore in MN below. Photos by Joel Austin

Everything that Northern Wisconsin holds dear is gravely threatened by Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) and from out-of-control legislation coming from Madison that is selling our precious natural resources, not to mention our democracy, to the highest bidder.

Armed Security Forces in Northern Wisconsin. Photo: Rob Ganson

Armed Security Forces in Northern Wisconsin. Photo: Rob Ganson

The Penokee Hills would be blasted and excavated into oblivion, becoming the largest open-pit taconite mine in the world, if GTAC is allowed to continue on its present destructive course. First phase: 4.5 miles long, 1 mile wide, and 800-1000 feet deep and over time, a “war zone” nearly twice the length of Manhattan.

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Upcoming Meetings Concerning Mining and Environmental Issues

Please join us for several public meeting being held in July concerning mining and environmental issues.

July 10, Joint Anderson, Ashland, Iron and Morse Mining Impact Committee
6 pm, Morse Town Hall  Click here for agenda.  Important discussion of the State Mining Impact Board status.

July 16, Iron County Zoning committee
3 pm, courthouse in Hurley.  Will post agenda here when published

July 23 , Iron County Forestry Committee
9 am, Forestry Committee Room, Hurley. Will post agenda here when published.

July 25, Iron County Citizens Forum
7 pm, Oma Town Hall,  Jason Lauman, Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC), on economic impacts of mining and analysis of Northstar Report.

July 27, Iron County Lakes and Rivers Alliance, Inc.
9 am, Oma Town Hall, Kevin Brewster (Bad River Watershed Association on taking the temp of rivers.  Followed by annual meeting and election of officers.

July 29, Iron County Mining Impact Committee
4 pm,   Courthouse in Hurley,  Will post agenda here when published.

July 30, Iron County Board
6 pm.  Courthouse in Hurley,  Will post agenda here when published.