Monday, November 07, 2011

Mining Update

Here are a couple of links to updates and who to contact on the proposed mine affecting the Bad River Watershed:

Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Small Business

Senate Select Committee on Mining Jobs

Sen. Neal Kedzie is the Chair of the Senate Select Committee.  Here is a link to a recent article regarding his views:

Senate Bill 24

There will be a photography exhibit highlighting the wilderness area to be affected by the proposed mine opening on November 14 in the Capitol Rotunda in Madison. 

There will be a potluck dinner at the Bad River Community Center on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to voice your opinions and get current information with respect to the mining issue. If you go, don't forget to bring a dish to share!

You know, no matter how many supposed jobs this proposed mine would bring to the Northwoods, the fact of the matter is that there will come a time when the mine would no longer be profitable and mining would shut down -- just as the old mines did -- and the Northwoods will be in the same bad economic straits it finds itself now, but without the iron ore as a natural resource and with a devastated wilderness area. And who knows -- what is to stop the mining company from suddenly deciding to sell its interests to China and reneging on any conditions imposed on it by the State should it grant permission to go ahead with the mine? How many times have communities in this country been left high and dry by such corporate actions?

On another issue -- RECALL SCOTT WALKER -- the effort begins NOVEMBER 15, 2011, NOT EARLIER.  See this article.  Don't be confused by dirty tricks.  I'm ready to sign! I believe that people are more important than corporations. 

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