Tell your state legislator to oppose attempts to repeal the sulfide mining moratorium, and to oppose the Iron Mining bill
In 1998, Wisconsin passed the sulfide mining moratorium.
The moratorium isn’t a ban. Instead, it requires a mining company to prove – before they mine – that another sulfide mine has operated and been reclaimed… without violating environmental laws.
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15 years later, no safely operating sulfide mine has been found, and so no sulfide mining (which creates sulfuric acid, leaches toxics and threatens water supplies) has occurred in Wisconsin since.
The mining lobby’s response? Encourage more responsible operation? Don’t be silly. They want to change Wisconsin law so they don’t have to prove they can mine safely.
TAKE ACTION: Please tell your Wisconsin legislators to oppose attempts to repeal the sulfide mining moratorium, including the Iron Mining bill!
For more information:
Sufide Mining Moratorium
The Iron Mining bill would exempt the Penokee Mine from the Sulfide Mining Moratorium b/c it’s “safe”.
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