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Michigan at risk from Sulfide Mining
 
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The Upper Peninsula, the state of Michigan and all the Great Lakes are endangered by a new and risky type of mining. Stop Sulfide Mining NOW! www.savethewildup.com
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Love Canal Warrior Lois Gibbs: Michigan Sulfide Mines may pollute Lake Superior, leave moonscape
 
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"Mother of the Superfund" Lois Gibbs compared the Upper Peninsula future to infamous Love Canal disaster, during an Oct. 15, 2010 talk at Northern Michigan University (NMU). It appears officials involved in higher education in Marquette, MI were not thrilled by Gibbs talks that opposed the Kennecott Eagle Minerals nickel and copper mines planned for the Yellow Dog Plains near Lake Superior Gibbs talk at NMU almost did not happen because NMU Public Safety officials refused to unlock Jamrich Hall, according to a university employee who propped doors open with a chair and a garbage can. Meanwhile, Gibbs talk to Marquette high school students was canceled when she refused to promise that the sulfide mine would not cross her lips. Gibbs NMU presentation was titled "From the Love Canal to Michigan." Sponsors of Gibbs visit to Marquette include Students for Sustainable Living, Cedar Tree Institute, Save the Wild U.P., Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve. Gibbs said bad decisions made by political and business leaders in Niagara Falls resulted in birth defects, cancer, the uprooting of families and heartache on many levels. "You have a beautiful environment here," said Gibbs, a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. "You have a place that is worth saving." "You have a place that has huge potential for green development," said Gibbs, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) in Falls Church, VA. "You have the opportunity here to think about what is the economic growth and development that you want in the U.P." Gibbs led a march from Eagle Rock to the mine front gates (Kennecott Eagle Minerals) where a security guard warned protestors they were too close to the site. Moments before Gibbs arrived with 25 protestors, company officials sent all employees home. For centuries sacred Eagle Rock was the site of Ojibwa religious observances, but Kennecott Minerals and its London-based parent company Rio Tinto plan to blast thru it to make an entrance to their underground mine -- the largest site of nickel and copper ever uncovered. "You (can) stop the economic growth that is not going to benefit the environment," said Gibbs. "This is not the mine that (your) mama and dad use to work - and grand-pappy used to work at -- this is a much more dangerous mine." said Gibbs, noting that the U.P.'s rich history of above ground iron ore (pit) mining is not as dangerous as underground sulfide mining including the sulfuric acid byproduct. "This is a much more dangerous mine and this is a mine that could seriously hurt the water supply, contaminate the lake and become a moonscape," Gibbs said. Niagara Falls, NY city fathers "tried to build the economy on a parallel path" and "I see that here," she said. "One was attracting tourists to the area," said Gibbs. Niagara Falls is "one of the seven wonders of the world -- it's absolutely breathtaking." "The second path they were running was an industrial - chemical industry," Gibbs said. "They thought they could run both" but "these are two incompatible paths." "Because when tourists are standing by a river (and) the fish are floating on top of the Niagara River it doesn't make for good tourism," Gibbs said. "When you are standing there smelling chemicals from the chemical plant it does not make good tourism." "On the American side (of Niagara Falls) there is nobody there," she said "If you go to the Canadian side it's bustling ." "Now downtown Niagara Falls is this huge casino where everyone gambles" but "nobody stays." "A mistake was made in Niagara Falls," Cleveland, Detroit and "a number of cities," said Gibbs. Those are "non-sustainable industrial cities." "They are now poverty cities" with "drugs, crime (and) destruction -- It's not what you want to do here (in U.P.)," she said. In 1978, Gibbs found her seven-year-old son's elementary school and neighborhood was built on a 20,000 ton toxic waste dump -- infamous "Love Canal." The government eventually evacuated 833 families - some victims of unusually high rates of cancer and birth defects. During her NMU talk, Gibbs offered support to groups battling sulfide mining from her nonprofit Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ). "CHEJ would be happy to come out and help you," said Gibbs who is continuing her three-decade battle against evil corporations and governments. Related Links: Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) Falls Church, VA www.chej.org 703-237-2249 NMU Students for Sustainable Living [email protected] 269-484-4993 Cedar Tree Institute www.CedarTreeInstitute.org 906-228-5494 Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve www.yellowdogwatershed.org 906-361-5179 Save the Wild U.P. (SWUP) www.savethewildup.org 906-228-4444 Acid mine drainage & other photos courtesy Carol Stoker, NASA Ames Research Center The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Save the Wild UP Greg Peterson, Nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute, volunteer media advisor, 906-401-0109
Views: 714 YOOPERNEWSMAN
Huron Mountains, Upper Peninsula, Michigan, Anti-progression Video
 
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My, fourth trip through, Huron Mountains since 2007 and an, unnecessary, sulfide mine gets provisions made for a, highway to go through and ruin the nature of this area. In this, so called, progress is bad. Developers had to cut up and grate so much more than just the mining facility. Narration begins at 1:40.
Views: 1286 DJ Hitzer
Modern Mining - How Eagle Mine produces nickel and copper
 
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This video will take you step-by-step through Eagle's mining process. In addition, the video explains the techniques we use to find nickel and copper. About us: Eagle Mine is a nickel-copper mine located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The underground mine is expected to produce 360 million pounds of nickel, 295 million pounds of copper and small amounts of other metals over its estimated eight year mine life. Eagle Mine is owned and operated by Lundin Mining Corporation.
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2011 Showdown on the Yellow Dog Plains Part 1: Sulfide mining battle continues in U.P. of Michigan
 
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2011 Showdown on the Yellow Dog Plains - The Fight Continues - Now is the Time to Stop Sulfide Mining Opponents of sulfide "acid" mining in Michigan's Upper Peninsula held two days of strategy meetings in mid-February to galvanize their single ideal: There is no place for destructive sulfide mining on the Yellow Dog Plains or anywhere in the Great Lakes. Opponents of Kennecott Minerals and their subsidiaries have teamed with a legend in the battle against those committing environmental crimes. Environmental warrior Lois Gibbs was dubbed the "Mother of the Superfund" after she successfully battled chemical companies in the infamous Love Canal saga. Save the Wild U.P. and other sulfide mining opponents met with Boston attorney Peter B. Sessa, who represents the nonprofit Gibbs founded and is executive director - The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) in Falls Church, Virginia. For several days in February 2011, Boston attorney Peter Sessa, representing an environmental nonprofit founded by Lois Gibbs, helped sulfide mining opponents galvanize their battle plans Groups opposed to the mine will unseat and defeat all elected officials who support the mine. No Democrat or Republican will be spared as groups seek to expose criminal activities involving Kennecott, its lobbyists and Michigan's greedy elected officials. Gibbs believes the pristine beauty of northern Michigan is worth saving and said the numerous sulfide mines planned will leave huge areas of the U.P. a moonscape. The Anishinaabe nation is sickened that Kennecott Eagle Minerals is planning to dynamite through sacred Eagle Rock in the spring of 2011 -- the desecration of a sacred religious, spiritual and ceremonial site for the Ojibwa. Ojibwa singer Bobby Bullett says placing the entrance of the sulfide mine in Eagle Rock shows a sickness of mind in humans and international corporations have reached. In fact, all of mines opened by Kennecott Minerals have turned into environmental disasters and the company has been accused of murder and human rights violations. Many Ojibwa believe that the desecration of Eagle Rock will lead to death and disaster for all those who enter the mine, that opponents hope to halt in its tracks through ongoing litigation and new tactics that will be unveiled in 2011. --- Special thanks to the Chicago-area band "Dragon Fire Parade" for the use of the song "Saturnalia" http://www.myspace.com/dragonfireparade --- Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) Lois Marie Gibbs, Executive Director http://www.chej.org [email protected] 703-237-2249 ext. 10 703-237-8389 (fax) Lois Gibbs bio: http://audubonmagazine.org/profile/profile0811.html Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) 150 South Washington St. P.O. Box 6806 Falls Church, Virginia 22040-6806 Peter Blaise Sessa, attorney and activist in Boston, MA In February 2011, Boston attorney Peter Sessa helped sulfide mining opponents galvanize their battle plans. Sessa is a board member for CHEJ, an environmental nonprofit founded by Lois Gibbs. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1289214945&v http://www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-sessa/12/69/803 http://www.spoke.com/info/c6Cj5TE/SessaGlickQuiroga Has been working with Lois and CHEJ for 30 years 617-523-3663 (wk) Sessa, Glick & Quiroga 27 School Street # 502 Boston, MA 02108-4383 --- Save the Wild U.P. 413 N. Third St. Marquette, MI 49855 [email protected] http://www.savethewildup.org 906-228-4444 (office) Kristi A. Mills, Director 906-250-3350 (cell) Adrian Bakker, Executive Secretary [email protected] SWUP Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20079015072 --- Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve P. O. Box 5 Big Bay, MI 49808 906-345-9223 (YDWP office) [email protected] http://www.yellowdogwatershed.org Emily Whittaker, executive director [email protected] Cynthia Pryor, Sulfide Mining Campaign Director Wendy Johnson, Preserve Coordinator Chauncey "River Walker" Moran, Yellow Dog RiverKeeper --- Concerned Citizens of Big Bay P. O. Box 21 Big Bay, MI 49808 Gene Champagne, founder 906-345-9217 [email protected] http://www.nosulfidemine.com --- F. Michelle Halley, National Wildlife Federation attorney and Lake Superior Project manager P.O. Box 914 Marquette, MI 49855 906-361-0520 [email protected] --- Stand for the Land blog: http://standfortheland.com Gabriel Caplett [email protected] Teresa Bertossi [email protected] 906-942-7325 --- Cedar Tree Institute: http://www.CedarTreeInstitute.org Rev. Jon Magnuson [email protected] 906-228-5494 (wk) 906-360-5072 (cell) Greg Peterson Nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute, volunteer media advisor [email protected] 906-401-0109 --- Special thanks: Laura Farwell, who works quietly behind the scenes
Views: 778 YOOPERNEWSMAN
WAVE Players Lampoon Corrupt Michigan Officials, Politicians, Crooked Sulfide Mining Company
 
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(Marquette, MI) - A new environmental group, WAVE (Wave Action Vital Earth) is the action arm of Save The Wild U.P. The battle continues in 2011 to stop the Rio Tinto/Kennecott Minerals Sulfide "Acid" Mine on the Yellow Dog Plains in a remote area in north Marquette County near Lake Superior and the tiny hamlet of Big Bay, MI. The WAVE Players have decided to use humor -- because the real facts (keep reading) are enough to make honest people cry. Documents have revealed a possible criminal conspiracy between the state of Michigan, Kennecott Minerals and Rio Tinto. Not something unusual for the international mining giant Rio Tinto, whose minions are charged with a wide range of crimes across the globe including bribery, violating environment laws and human rights violations. "Rio Tinto was complicit in war crimes and crimes against humanity," stated the residents of the island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea in a lawsuit filed against Rio Tinto. In China, Rio Tinto bosses were arrested for bribery -- a practice the company has used in many projects in order to get politicians, police, prosecutors and judges on their side. So why then -- did the state of Michigan decide to get into a toxic bed of sulfuric acid with Rio Tinto - including blatantly violating treaties with the Ojibwa/Anishinaabe -- with plans to destroy sacred Eagle Rock (an ions old Native American outdoor church). In addition to crimes, all mines opened by Kennecott Minerals have serious environmental problems. MI Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm (Dem.) and Attorney General Mike Cox (State's top cop) refused to answer questions about a financial connection with the mine owners. WAVE and other U.P. residents have asked the MI Attorney General Bill Schuette (Republican) to investigate a series of suspicious actions involving Rio Tinto and state officials. Those suspected of wrongdoing included employees of the MI Dept. of Environmental Quality, Gov. Granholm and her staff. Previous Attorney General Mike Cox (Republican) -- refused to investigate the allegations and refused to answer questions about his (or family) financial connections with the mining company. Will MI Attorney General Bill Schuette open a probe? Is it strange that MI Governor Granholm and the 7 candidates for her job (included Mike Cox, future Gov. Rick Snyder) all refused to reveal any financial connections of any kind with Rio Tinto, Kennecott Minerals and its subsidiaries, agents, lobbyists etc. All eight could have stated they have no financial connections - instead they refused comment. Why? Director, Videographer, Editor: Greg Peterson, Cedar Tree Institute Writers: Lillian Heldreth, Martha Bush Producers: WAVE, Lillian Heldreth, Martha Bush Cast: MI Gov. Rick Snyder (R): Rich Sloat (Rich is also channeling Ex-MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm, because her actions also fit the same part) MDEQ minion: Kristi Mills Kennecott crook loaded with cash: Lillian Heldreth WAVE official: Martha Bush Cop: Margaret Comfort Lawyer: Gene Champagne Doctor: Laura Nagel Guy off the Street: Phil Milkie Gal off the street : Rachel Giuliani Dog: Nutmeg, the Magnificent MI Attorney General Bill Schuette: (517) 373-1110 (Lansing Office) (517) 373-3042 (Fax) [email protected] www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-21153-51368--,00.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Attorney_General Rio Tinto accused of crimes against humanity by citizens of New Guinea: www.business-humanrights.org/Categories/Lawlawsuits/Lawsuitsregulatoryaction/LawsuitsSelectedcases/RioTintolawsuitrePapuaNewGuinea State expert Dr. David Sainsbury cited safety concerns about the Kennecott Minerals sulfide mine. The state lost his report until exposed by environment groups http://lakesuperiorminingnews.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/sainsbury-may-6-2006-report.pdf National Wild Life Federation (NWF) on safety concerns, state cover-up: http://74.220.215.226/~savethew/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/2007-0409-nwf-knot-analysis-to-date.pdf Save the Wild U.P. Marquette, MI [email protected] www.savethewildup.org 906-228-4444 Kristi A. Mills, Director 906-250-3350 Adrian Bakker, Executive Secretary [email protected] SWUP Facebook www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20079015072 Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve Big Bay, MI 906-345-9223 [email protected] www.yellowdogwatershed.org Emily Whittaker, executive director [email protected] Cynthia Pryor, Sulfide Mining Campaign Director Wendy Johnson, Preserve Coordinator Chauncey "River Walker" Moran, Yellow Dog RiverrKeeper Concerned Citizens of Big Bay Big Bay, MI Gene Champagne, founder 906-345-9217 [email protected] www.nosulfidemine.com F. Michelle Halley, NWF attorney Marquette, MI 906-361-0520 [email protected] Cedar Tree Institute www.CedarTreeInstitute.org Rev. Jon Magnuson [email protected] 906-228-5494 906-360-5072 Greg Peterson Nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute, volunteer media advisor [email protected] 906-401-0109
Views: 657 WAVECleanWater
Hearing on Rio Tinto's Michigan Haul Road
 
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Public hearing on Rio Tinto's planned "Woodland Road" for hauling ore from the proposed Eagle metallic sulfide mine to the proposed Humboldt Mill, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Views: 596 doncorvette
Abandoned Dredge and Copper Mine:  Inside Look!
 
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Exploring some old Copper Mining ruins (https://amzn.to/2KaB6dk) and a shored 100+ year old Dredge outside the towns of Houghton and Hancock, Upper Michigan, known as the Quincy Mine area. **Copper County Quincy Mine Field Guide: https://amzn.to/2KaB6dk The building was a drop point and grinding/crushing facility for the raw mining material (copper). Once it was crushed, they would use chemicals to get the copper sulfides out of the rock. From there it went across the street to the smelter and then shipped out down the channel. If you look closely in the building you will notice the concrete is actually "bleeding" and creating stalactites and stalagmites on the roof and floor. I am not sure if this is natural erosion found with old concrete structures or a possible side effect from using the mining chemicals in this building. You could definitely tell it was contributing to the decay of the building supports/foundations. Most of the concrete in these areas are crumbling like they are made of paper-mache. The Dredge was old, crumbling, and very difficult to get in. Although technically climbing and exploring the Dredge is not permitted due to safety, its pretty cool to climb around a decaying structure this large from 100 years ago. Just do so at your own Risk :) The technology in the Dredge is old, but still very impressive! Most of the Smelting building (or what I believe is the smelter) is gone. The only thing that remains is the smoke stack and coal hopper. Both of which are pretty impressive. The coal hopper even had some coal left in it. **Copper County Explorer Quincy Field Guide: https://amzn.to/2KaB6dk --PLAYLIST on all Sights & Adventures: https://goo.gl/8n1VKi Thanks for Watching, and don’t forget to Like, Share, and Subscribe! MOST POPULAR Videos: http://bit.ly/MostPopularIntoWeapons ALL PLAYLISTS: https://www.youtube.com/intoweapons/playlists IntoWeapons FEATURED GEAR on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/intoweapons Get Exclusive Content from IntoWeapons on Patreon! : https://www.patreon.com/intoweapons FIND INTOWEAPONS: Website: https://www.intoweapons.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IntoWeapons/ Google+: http://plus.google.com/+intoweapons Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/intoweapons/ All Rights Reserved © 2018 IntoWeapons – Duplication, transfer or reuse of this material or excerpts thereof, is prohibited. Send inquiries for use of this material to IntoWeapons.
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2011 Showdown on the Yellow Dog Plains Part 1: It's Time to Stop Sulfide Mining in U.P. of Michigan
 
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Opponents of sulfide "acid" mining in Michigan's Upper Peninsula held strategy meetings in mid-February to galvanize their single ideal: There is no place for destructive sulfide mining on the Yellow Dog Plains or anywhere in the Great Lakes. Opponents of Kennecott Minerals and their subsidiaries have teamed with a legend in the battle against those committing environmental crimes. Environmental warrior Lois Gibbs was dubbed the "Mother of the Superfund" after she successfully battled chemical companies in the infamous Love Canal saga. Save the Wild U.P. and other sulfide mining opponents met with Boston attorney Peter B. Sessa, who represents the nonprofit Gibbs founded and is executive director: The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) in Falls Church, Virginia. In February 2011, Boston attorney Peter Sessa, representing an environmental nonprofit founded by Lois Gibbs, helped sulfide mining opponents galvanize their battle plans Groups opposed to the mine will unseat and defeat all elected officials who support the mine. No Democrat or Republican will be spared as groups seek to expose criminal activities involving Kennecott, its lobbyists and Michigan's greedy elected officials. Gibbs believes the pristine beauty of northern Michigan is worth saving and said the numerous sulfide mines planned will leave huge areas of the U.P. a moonscape. The Anishinaabe nation is sickened that Kennecott Eagle Minerals is planning to dynamite through sacred Eagle Rock in the spring of 2011 -- the desecration of a sacred religious, spiritual and ceremonial site for the Ojibwa. Ojibwa singer Bobby Bullet says placing the entrance of the sulfide mine in Eagle Rock shows a sickness of mind in humans and international corporations have reached. In fact, all of mines opened by Kennecott Minerals have turned into environmental disasters -- and the company has been accused of murder and human rights violations. Many Ojibwa believe that the desecration of Eagle Rock will lead to death and disaster for all those who enter the mine - A dangerous mine on sacred ground that opponents plan to stop in its tracks through ongoing litigation and new tactics that will be unveiled in 2011. Dr. David Sainsbury outlined many safety concerns about the Kennecott Eagle Minerals sulfide mine http://lakesuperiorminingnews.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/sainsbury-may-6-2006-report.pdf The National Wild Life Federation outlines safety concerns, state cover-up: http://74.220.215.226/~savethew/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/2007-0409-nwf-knot-analysis-to-date.pdf Thanks to the Chicago-area band "Dragon Fire Parade" for use of the song "Am I The Only One Alive"" http://www.myspace.com/dragonfireparade Some photos in this video were taken/provided by: Wikipedia Brian Charles Watson National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) United States Navy International Bird Rescue Research Center Gobierno de Chile Desierto Atacama --- Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) Falls Church, VA Lois Marie Gibbs, Executive Director http://www.chej.org [email protected] 703-237-2249 http://audubonmagazine.org/profile/profile0811.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_Gibbs In Feb. 2011, Boston attorney Peter Sessa helped sulfide mining opponents galvanize their battle plans. Sessa is a CHEJ board member www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1289214945&v www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-sessa/12/69/803 Save the Wild U.P. 413 N. Third St. Marquette, MI 49855 [email protected] http://www.savethewildup.org 906-228-4444 Kristi A. Mills, Director 906-250-3350 (cell) Adrian Bakker, Executive Secretary [email protected] SWUP Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20079015072 Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve P. O. Box 5 Big Bay, MI 49808 906-345-9223 [email protected] http://www.yellowdogwatershed.org Emily Whittaker, executive director [email protected] Cynthia Pryor, Sulfide Mining Campaign Director Wendy Johnson, Preserve Coordinator Chauncey "River Walker" Moran, Yellow Dog RiverKeeper Concerned Citizens of Big Bay P. O. Box 21 Big Bay, MI 49808 Gene Champagne, founder 906-345-9217 [email protected] www.nosulfidemine.com F. Michelle Halley, National Wildlife Federation attorney Marquette, MI 906-361-0520 [email protected] http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/Faces-of-NWF/Michelle-Halley.aspx http://search.nwf.org/search?q=sulfide%20mine&site=default_collection&client=default_frontend&proxystylesheet=default_frontend&output=xml_no_dtd Stand for the Land blog http://standfortheland.com Gabriel Caplett [email protected] Teresa Bertossi [email protected] 906-942-7325 Cedar Tree Institute www.CedarTreeInstitute.org Rev. Jon Magnuson [email protected] 906-228-5494 906-360-5072 Greg Peterson Nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute, volunteer media advisor [email protected] 906-401-0109 Thanks to Laura Farwell, working quietly behind the scenes
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Activist Lois Gibbs: RioTinto, Kennecott Sulfide Mine in northern Michigan like Infamous Love Canal
 
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"Mother of the Superfund" Lois Gibbs compared the Upper Peninsula future to infamous Love Canal disaster, during an Oct. 15, 2010 talk at Northern Michigan University (NMU). It appears officials involved in higher education in Marquette, MI were not thrilled by Gibbs talks that opposed the Kennecott Eagle Minerals nickel and copper mines planned for the Yellow Dog Plains near Lake Superior Gibbs talk at NMU almost did not happen because NMU Public Safety officials refused to unlock Jamrich Hall, according to a university employee who propped doors open with a chair and a garbage can. Meanwhile, Gibbs talk to Marquette high school students was canceled when she refused to promise that the sulfide mine would not cross her lips. Gibbs NMU presentation was titled "From the Love Canal to Michigan." Sponsors of Gibbs visit to Marquette include Students for Sustainable Living, Cedar Tree Institute, Save the Wild U.P., Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve. Gibbs said bad decisions made by political and business leaders in Niagara Falls resulted in birth defects, cancer, the uprooting of families and heartache on many levels. "You have a beautiful environment here," said Gibbs, a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. "You have a place that is worth saving." "You have a place that has huge potential for green development," said Gibbs, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) in Falls Church, VA. "You have the opportunity here to think about what is the economic growth and development that you want in the U.P." Gibbs led a march from Eagle Rock to the mine front gates (Kennecott Eagle Minerals) where a security guard warned protestors they were too close to the site. Moments before Gibbs arrived with 25 protestors, company officials sent all employees home. For centuries sacred Eagle Rock was the site of Ojibwa religious observances. But Kennecott Minerals and its London-based parent company Rio Tinto plan to blast thru it to make an entrance to their underground mine -- the largest site of nickel and copper ever uncovered. "You (can) stop the economic growth that is not going to benefit the environment," said Gibbs. "This is not the mine that (your) mama and dad use to work - and grand-pappy used to work at -- this is a much more dangerous mine." said Gibbs, noting that the U.P.'s rich history of above ground iron ore (pit) mining is not as dangerous as underground sulfide mining including the sulfuric acid byproduct. "This is a much more dangerous mine and this is a mine that could seriously hurt the water supply, contaminate the lake and become a moonscape," she said. Niagara Falls, NY city fathers "tried to build the economy on a parallel path" and "I see that here," she said. "One was attracting tourists to the area," said Gibbs. Niagara Falls is "one of the seven wonders of the world -- it's absolutely breathtaking." "The second path they were running was an industrial - chemical industry," Gibbs said. "They thought they could run both" but "these are two incompatible paths." "Because when tourists are standing by a river (and) the fish are floating on top of the Niagara River it doesn't make for good tourism," Gibbs said. "When you are standing there smelling chemicals from the chemical plant it does not make good tourism." "On the American side (of Niagara Falls) there is nobody there," she said "If you go to the Canadian side it's bustling ." "Now downtown Niagara Falls is this huge casino where everyone gambles" but "nobody stays." "A mistake was made in Niagara Falls," Cleveland, Detroit and "a number of cities," said Gibbs. Those are "non-sustainable industrial cities." "They are now poverty cities" with "drugs, crime (and) destruction -- It's not what you want to do here (in U.P.)," she said. In 1978, Gibbs found her seven-year-old son's elementary school and neighborhood was built on a 20,000 ton toxic waste dump -- infamous "Love Canal." The government eventually evacuated 833 families - some victims of unusually high rates of cancer and birth defects. During her NMU talk, Gibbs offered support to groups battling sulfide mining from her nonprofit Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ). "CHEJ would be happy to come out and help you," said Gibbs who is continuing her three-decade battle against evil corporations and governments. Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) Falls Church, VA www.chej.org 703-237-2249 NMU Students for Sustainable Living [email protected] 269-484-4993 Cedar Tree Institute www.CedarTreeInstitute.org 906-228-5494 Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve www.yellowdogwatershed.org 906-361-5179 Save the Wild U.P. (SWUP) www.savethewildup.org 906-228-4444 Acid mine drainage & other photos courtesy Carol Stoker, NASA Ames Research Center The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Save the Wild UP Greg Peterson, Nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute, volunteer media advisor, 906-401-0109
Views: 486 WAVECleanWater
Great Lakes Chronicles: Coaster Brook Trout
 
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The Salmon-Trout River in the Yellow Dog Plains is a special untouched area in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is home to one of the last spawning locations in the America for the Coaster Brook Trout. This area and the Trout that come here are under attack by an environmentally damaging sulfide mine by Kennecott Eagle Minerals, who are known for their disregard for environmental safety practices. Please watch this video to be informed. I produced this video with my friend David Peterson and my brother Mark Schriemer.
Views: 6899 Peter Schriemer
Menominee Nation Chair Gary Besaw - No Back Forty Mine!
 
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Menominee Nation Chairman Gary Besaw makes a presentation on November 29th, 2017 at the College of the Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin as part of the effort to galvanize support in opposition to a proposed 580 acre metallic mining site, also known as an acid sulfide mining operation on the banks of the Menominee River, between Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The site is directly on the historic homelands of the Menominee Nation which contains many culturally significant sites, an extended raised garden running 8 miles long and 1/4 to 1/2 mile wide along the river, several cemeteries, burial mounds, old village and fishing sites.
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A LETTER FROM DOWNSTREAM
 
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This song was written by May Erlewine in protest of the Kennecott Metallic Sulfide Mine site on the beautiful Yellow Dog Plains in the Upper Peninsula. The song was played at the 2007 Bioneers conference by May, Seth Bernard and Laura Bates. Please continue to say no to metallic Sulfide Mining Protect our Great Lakes from corporations http://savethewildup.org http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/problem
Views: 760 May Erlewine
Steel Starts Here
 
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This is an operational overview of the iron ore mining operation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I'm proud to be a miner! I had to edit this video to make it uploadable.
Views: 664 Robert Wadhams
The Mining Journal U.P. 200 coverage
 
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The Mining Journal start and finish footage from the U.P. 200 Dog Sled Race in Marquette, Michigan during the weekend of February 19th, 2010.
Views: 390 TheMiningJournal
The Rights and Responsibilities of Copper Mining in Michigan
 
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Created with We Video Video Editor Special Thanks to Jeremiah Mason for the Interview
Views: 314 Julian Jacobs
Menominee County officially opposes the back forty mine in Michigan
 
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There was tension as two sides clashed at a special board meeting that was so overcrowded that people were watching the meeting through a window, Local 5's Steve Dent brings you both sides of the story.
Views: 61 Steve Dent
Uncle Bert - Part 1 of 7 (Uncut)
 
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In 2005, I interviewed my Uncle Bert about his life. The son of immigrants who landed in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Uncle Bert grew up during the depression, served in the Navy in World War II, and worked in the copper mines until they closed in the 1970's. After my grandfather passed away (Bert's older brother, Gene), I sat down and talked with Uncle Bert about his life, his family and his love for the U.P. It was fun to sit down and interview the man that we all loved visiting with every time we came to Calumet. Uncle Bert died Mach 6, 2012 at the age of 86.
Views: 329 Jennie Holladay
What's Up Wednesday - November 1st: Sulfide Mining
 
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SB 395: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/proposals/reg/sen/bill/sb395 AB 499: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/proposals/ab499 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rep.Brostoff/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/repbrostoff Website: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2015... Legislature: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/
Michigan Deserves Protection from Sulfide Mining
 
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Sulfide Mining is dangerous to us, our families, and our land. We must protect our state from sulfide mining. http://www.savethewildup.com
Views: 1297 nosulfidemining
We All Stand Against Sulfide Mining
 
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People from all walks of life take a stand against sulfide mining in Michigan's Upper Pennisula.
Views: 646 nosulfidemining
Dr.Benishek: "We need to encourage the responsible use of our mineral resources"
 
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I come to the floor today to express my support for H.R. 4402, the "National Strategic and Critical Minerals Protection Act." This bill will expedite responsible mineral production in the United States by reducing federal red tape and speeding up the federal permitting process to create new mining jobs. My Northern Michigan district is blessed with abundant mineral resources. From copper mines in Keweenaw and Houghton to iron mines in Marquette and the western parts of the Upper Peninsula, mining has long been the foundation of Northern Michigan's economy. Currently, mining contributes over $4 billion dollars to Michigan's economy annually and employs over 30,000 people. Today, new mining operations in Northern Michigan are being explored. These mines have the potential to create thousands of new jobs. In fact, just last week I visited one of these new mine sites and was able to see firsthand the work they are doing to responsibly utilize Michigan's vast copper resources. Regrettably, the federal government and Washington bureaucrats have been standing in the way of new mines across this country. Due to lawsuits and government inefficiency, the current process of acquiring permits for a new mining project can take more than a decade. That's right, a decade! With our economy struggling, we cannot afford to wait 10 years while the federal government sits on its hands. We need to encourage the responsible use of our mineral resources to create jobs and keep America competitive with the rest of the world. Mr. Speaker, I encourage all members to support this common sense legislation to speed up this process and create jobs. If we can get the federal government out of the way, I am confident areas like Northern Michigan can flourish once again.
Views: 146 CongressmanDan
Urgent: Join tribes, others at Sacred Eagle Rock in Michigan to prevent Kennecott Acid Mine
 
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American Indians and non-natives are encouraged to visit the northern Michigan campsite that is blocking a sulfide mine - as in sulfuric acid - from being built under Sacred Eagle Rock. Levi Tadgerson, an Anishinaabe man who loves and respects the environment, narrates this video that invites everyone to join the encampment at the base of Eagle Rock - the sooner the better because a confrontation between mine owners, the police and those protecting Sacred Eagle Rock could happen at any moment. Tadgerson is a 22-year-old Northern Michigan University senior and member of Bay Mills Indian Community. In the video, you will see the many amazing things happening to protect Sacred Eagle Rock including an appearance by popular American Indian singer/songwriter Elder Bobby "Bullet" St. Germaine of Iron River, MI - an elder of the Lac Du Flambeau tribe. He sings and leads a thank you drum under the shadow of Sacred Eagle Rock. This video was shot on 4/29/2010. Background Eagle Rock has been a sacred place to hold ceremonies since the Ojibwa tribe was created and was seeded to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) under treaties with the American government. The multi-tribe encampment, that could be raided by mine guards and police at any moment, is blocking the Eagle Mine Project by international mining giant Kennecott Minerals and its parent company Rio Tinto. KBIC member Glen Bressette Jr., 38, of Harvey, Michigan brought a rare legally-permitted Eagle has been received to award feathers to those who honor their tribes by protecting sacred Eagle Rock and other honorable actions. Dozens of people from numerous tribes have spent days at the camp - and many others have brought supplies to the remote site on dirt roads about an hour from any city. The state of Michigan has claimed ownership to the land - but the lease with Kennecott only takes effect when the mine has secured all permits. Opponents say the mine must still get a federal EPA groundwater permit - but under a technicality the mine owners say they do not need the permit and recently put up No Trespassing signs. The American Indians rushed to the sight after Kennecott ordered the arrest of longtime mine opponent Cynthia Pryor of Big Bay, MI on April 20, 2010. Pryor was out for her usual walk on the Yellow Dog Plains when she spotted a bulldozer - and refused to leave saying the mine still had an EPA permit pending. Pryor is a member of the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve. Among the Ojibwa tribes from Michigan and Wisconsin on sight are KBIC, Lac Du Flambeau, and Bay Mills Indian Community. As of April 30th, the mine guards has not confronted the campers - but the day before ordered no still or video cameras are allowed. That has campers worried about why what they do not want videotaped or documented - thus nerves are high. When a reporter arrived a short time later - the campers allowed him on the sight and this story was videotaped. For more info call 1-906-401-0109 The video was produced by the nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute in Marquette, MI, which has founded numerous youth, faith and Native American related environment projects. Bobby "Bullet" St. Germaine of Iron River, MI - a member of the Lac Du Flambeau tribe in Wisconsin. He is a well-know longtime native singer http://www.bobbybullet.com Petition to support Cynthia Pryor http://www.savethewildup.org/jailed/petition Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve http://www.yellowdogwatershed.org/blog Save the Wild U.P. (SWUP) http://www.savethewildup.org SWUP Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20079015072 SWUP Causes on Facebook http://www.causes.com/causes/46130?recruiter_id=60587135 Stand for the Land blog http://standfortheland.com Eagle Mine Concerns Raised at Rio Tinto Meeting http://headwatersnews.net/mining-article/audio-rio-tintos-annual-general-meeting Upper Peninsula Mine Threatens Sacred Tribal Rights http://headwatersnews.net/mining-blog/upper-peninsula-mine-threatens-sacred-tribal-rights Rio Tinto Stomps on Indigenous Rights in Upper Peninsula of Michigan http://headwatersnews.net/mining-blog/rio-tinto-stomps-out-indigenous-rights-in-upper-michigan Kennecott Minerals parent company Rio Tinto accused of crimes http://headwatersnews.net/mining-article/uk-serious-fraud-office-to-investigate-rio-tinto http://headwatersnews.net/mining-article/rio-tinto-employees-charged-with-industrial-espionage-and-bribery http://headwatersnews.net/mining-article/rio-tinto-pleads-guilty-to-breach-of-mining-management-act-again-2 Mining Journal Native American activists protest at Eagle Rock 4/25/10 http://miningjournal.net/page/content.detail/id/543341.html Granholm, DEQ decision condemned by U.P. http://www.ausableanglers.org/files/members/RIVERWATCH48.pdf State of Michigan Info Eagle Mine Project http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3311_4111_18442-130551--,00.html Nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute http://www.CedarTreeInstitute.org
Views: 1996 YOOPERNEWSMAN
June 3, 2010 Rally Michigan Capitol: Protest Ojibwa arrests at Eagle Rock by Kennecott Minerals
 
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Attend June 3, 2010 Stand for the Land Rally at Michigan Capitol to protest Ojibwa arrests, destruction of Yellow Dog Plains by Kennecott Minerals sulfide mine To protest the arrest of two Ojibwa at sacred Eagle Rock by international mining giant Kennecott Minerals, please attend the Stand for the Land peaceful rally on (this) Thursday, June 3, 2010 on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing. To Michigan's Ojibwa Eagle Rock is known as Migi zii wa sin. Ojibwa and many tribes and environment groups want to protect Eagle Rock and the yellow Dog Plains from a sulfide mine being built by Kennecot Eagle Minerals near Big Bay in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. On May 27, Kennecott ordered a huge raid by heavily armed police on the campers at eagle Rock arresting two members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. Native American and non-native campers had spent a month protecting sacred Eagle Rock beginning April 23. Eagle Rock (Song for the People) By Drew Nelson Sun breaks over the Yellow Dog call the thunder down feel the wind rush against my face sound of the children breaks the stillness of the morning red tail rises not a mile from this place all through the night they kept the fire burning all through the night they sang call the directions, put tobacco down prayers and smoke on the wind Chorus: Here at Eagle Rock we will take our stand Here at Eagle Rock we will pray for the healing of our people and the healing of our land there's a fire burning in our hearts Ishkoday (Anishinaabe for sacred fire) Ishkoday Ishkoday For a thousand years this place has been sacred it will be for a thousand more all those who lover her cry all my relations see the old ones sing see the young ones grow Chorus repeats: There is a law higher than any government places more important than a mine a love that is greater than any corporation ask the Eagle, ask the Bear, Ask the Pines. Chorus repeats Three brave American Indian women from Baraga, MI started the encampment at sacred Eagle Rock at sunset on April 23, 2010. They are KBIC members Charlotte Loonsfoot, 37, and Chalsea Smith, 20, and Georgenia Earring of the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux tribe in South Dakota. The camp was triggered by mine officials ordering the trespassing arrest three days earlier (April 20) of non-native environmentalist Cynthia Pryor of the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve Over the next month campers would build lean-tos, start several campfires including the sacred Grandfather Fire, pitch dozens of tents, pray, plant the Eagle Rock Memorial Garden, host the KBIC Tribal Council meeting (May 10), hear from many healers and elders including popular Native American singer "Bobby Bullet" St. Germaine (Lac Du Flambeau Tribe) and Lee Sprague (Little River Band of Ottawa Indians), and create a kitchen to store tons of food and other supplies donated by supporters. A massive police raid began about 9 a.m. on May 27 as dozens of heavily armed state and local law enforcement officers swopped down on the camp at the order of officials with Kennecott Eagle Minerals. Two members of Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve arrived moments before the raid to warn four campers that police were on their way. Arrested Keweenaw Bay Indian Community members Chris Chosa, 28, and Charlotte Loonsfoot, 37, both of Baraga, Mich. The other two campers present for the raid were Kalvin Hartwig (Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa), and Catherine Parker of Marquette -- were ordered by police and mice security to leave with their vehicles. Stand for the Land blog http://www.standfortheland.com Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve http://www.yellowdogwatershed.org Save the Wild UP http://www.savethewildup.org Cedar Tree Institute http://www.CedarTreeInstitute.org Song about Eagle Rock by Drew Nelson of Grand Rapids, MI, who loves the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) and has many ties to this sacred northern Michigan land along Lake Superior.. Nelson's grandfather was born in Marquette and his father-in-law has a camp in Trout Creek. Tying his own flies, Nelson loves fly fishing for trout in the U.P. including in the Fox River also fished by Ernest Hemingway who renamed it the Big Two-Hearted River (a more poetic name) in his famous tale of a shell-shocked WW1 vet returning to his roots (the real Two-Hearted River is about 30 miles to the east). Contact singer/songwriter Drew Nelson who wrote Eagle Rock (Song for the People) http://www.drewnelson.net http://www.drewnelson.net/boozhoo/shows/ http://www.drewnelson.net/boozhoo/2010/05/20/please-read-2/ Book Drew Nelson: 1-616-706-2539 [email protected] Two Hearted Music L.L.C. 1251 Penn Ave N.E. Grand Rapids MI 49505 http://www.myspace.com/drewnelsonmusic http://www.facebook.com/pages/Drew-Nelson-singersongwriter/45080254917 http://www.reverbnation.com/drewnelson http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/artist/drewnelson.html
Views: 5026 YOOPERNEWSMAN
2011 Showdown on the Yellow Dog Plains Part 3: Truth as only a child could ask, video montage
 
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Opponents of sulfide "acid" mining in Michigan's Upper Peninsula held strategy meetings in mid-February to galvanize their single ideal: There is no place for destructive sulfide mining on the Yellow Dog Plains or anywhere in the Great Lakes. (Marquette, Michigan) - Opponents of Kennecott Minerals and their subsidiaries have teamed with a legend in the battle against those committing environmental crimes. Environmental warrior Lois Gibbs was dubbed the "Mother of the Superfund" after she successfully battled chemical companies in the infamous Love Canal saga. In Part 3, seven-year-old Marquette youth Cody asks a direct question to Gibbs that highlights the bottom-line about the dangers of sulfide mining. As children are prone to do, Cody asked the most important question of the night after the adults had already asked their questions. Save the Wild U.P. and other sulfide mining opponents met with Boston attorney Peter B. Sessa, who represents the nonprofit Gibbs founded and is executive director - The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) in Falls Church, Virginia. For several days in February 2011, Boston attorney Peter Sessa, representing an environmental nonprofit founded by Lois Gibbs, helped sulfide mining opponents galvanize their battle plans Groups opposed to the mine will unseat and defeat all elected officials who support the mine. No Democrat or Republican will be spared as groups seek to expose criminal activities involving Kennecott, its lobbyists and Michigan's greedy elected officials. Gibbs believes the pristine beauty of northern Michigan is worth saving and said the numerous sulfide mines planned will leave huge areas of the U.P. a moonscape. The Anishinaabe nation is sickened that Kennecott Eagle Minerals is planning to dynamite through sacred Eagle Rock in the spring of 2011 - the desecration of a sacred religious, spiritual and ceremonial site for the Ojibwa. Ojibwa singer Bobby Bullett says placing the entrance of the sulfide mine in Eagle Rock shows a sickness of mind in humans and international corporations have reached. In fact, all of mines opened by Kennecott Minerals have turned into environmental disasters - and the company has been accused of murder and human rights violations. Many Ojibwa believe that the desecration of Eagle Rock will lead to death and disaster for all those who enter the mine - that opponents hope to halt in its tracks through ongoing litigation and new tactics that will be unveiled in 2011. Related Links: Special thanks to the Chicago-area band "Dragon Fire Parade" for the use of their songs: "The Last Leaf to Fall" "Am I the Only One Alive" "Saturnalia" http://www.myspace.com/dragonfireparade Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) Lois Marie Gibbs, Executive Director http://www.chej.org [email protected] 703-237-2249 Lois Gibbs bio: http://audubonmagazine.org/profile/profile0811.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_Gibbs Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) Falls Church, Virginia Peter Blaise Sessa, attorney, activist, Boston, MA In February 2011, Boston attorney Peter Sessa helped sulfide mining opponents galvanize their battle plans. Sessa is a board member for CHEJ www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1289214945&v www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-sessa/12/69/803 With Lois, CHEJ for 30 years 617-523-3663 Sessa, Glick & Quiroga Boston, MA 02108 Save the Wild U.P. Marquette, MI [email protected] www.savethewildup.org 906-228-4444 Kristi A. Mills, Director 906-250-3350 Adrian Bakker, Ex. Sec. [email protected] SWUP Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20079015072 Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve Big Bay, MI 906-345-9223 [email protected] www.yellowdogwatershed.org Emily Whittaker, executive director [email protected] Cynthia Pryor, Sulfide Mining Campaign Director Wendy Johnson, Preserve Coordinator Chauncey "River Walker" Moran, Yellow Dog RiverKeeper Concerned Citizens of Big Bay Big Bay, MI Gene Champagne, founder 906-345-9217 [email protected] www.nosulfidemine.com Michelle Halley, National Wildlife Federation attorney, Lake Superior Project manager Marquette, MI 906-361-0520 [email protected] www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/Faces-of-NWF/Michelle-Halley.aspx Stand for the Land blog: http://standfortheland.com Gabriel Caplett [email protected] Teresa Bertossi [email protected] 906-942-7325 Cedar Tree Institute: www.CedarTreeInstitute.org Rev. Jon Magnuson [email protected] 906-228-5494 906-360-5072 Greg Peterson Cedar Tree Institute, volunteer media advisor [email protected] 906-401-0109 Special thanks: Laura Farwell, who works quietly behind the scenes
Views: 308 WAVECleanWater
Walter Brueggemann visit: Environment, Bible, Sulfide Mine
 
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Environmental crisis and religion: Proposed sulfide mine, other northern Michigan environment issues among topics to be addressed by Biblical scholar/author Walter Brueggemann Noted biblical scholar and author Walter Brueggemann will hold free public talks in the Marquette area during early October on the "connection of Bible and environmental crisis" including Upper Peninsula issues like a proposed sulfide mine. Dr. Breuggemann said "my presentation will consider the way in which the Bible empowers and calls us to care about our environment ... The connection of Bible and environmental crisis is an invitation to a new, responsible sanity - after too much economic insanity." Earth Keeper volunteer media advisor Greg Peterson previews Dr. Brueggemann's visit to northern Michigan: Time: 7:20 (Marquette) - Noted biblical scholar and author Walter Brueggemann will hold free public talks in the Marquette area during early October on the "connection of Bible and environmental crisis" including Upper Peninsula issues like a proposed sulfide mine. "My presentation will consider the way in which the Bible empowers and calls us to care about our environment," Dr. Brueggemann said. "The connection of Bible and environmental crisis is an invitation to a new, responsible sanity - after too much economic insanity." Dr. Brueggemann will speak and lead workshops in the Marquette area on October 8 - 9, 2007. All of Brueggemann's appearances will be followed by a chance for public questions and comments. Brueggemann will touch on Upper Peninsula environmental issues like the proposed sulfide mine in Marquette County. "Among those issues are mining that wrecks the land, deforestation and all the temptations to exploit our God-given resources," Brueggemann said. "My work will be to show the biblical texts that matter - those texts draw very close to immediate issues of abuse." Rev. Warren Geier, pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church in Ishpeming, said Brueggemann has the "unique ability to speak to general audiences and to bring out the truth of Biblical texts as they relate to our contemporary religious, cultural, political and economic situation." "Using the Bible he will challenge the assumptions and certainties of both conservatives and liberals - issues like sulfide mining are not just about economics versus care of the environment," said Geier. "For people of faith there is a theological component to environmental issues and Dr. Brueggemann will help all of us to understand it." Brueggemann will hold a free public lecture at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 at the University Center at Northern Michigan University on "Theology of Creation and the Environmental Crisis." A preaching workshop for clergy and lay church workers led by Dr. Brueggemann will be held on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 9 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette. The cost is $20 with lunch included and a reservation is required. The discussion will focus on "Biblical Preaching in the Shadow of the Empire." Brueggemann will hold a free public talk at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ishpeming entitled "Journey to the Common Good: Reading the Bible Towards God's Future" which will address issues concerning how we interpret scripture. The events are co-sponsored by Lutheran Campus Ministry and the departments of Philosophy and English at NMU, the Northern Great Lakes Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Bethany Lutheran Church in Ishpeming. For more info: Pastor Warren Geier at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ishpeming. Call 906-486-4351 or email: [email protected] --- Dr. Brueggeman sites of interest: Rev. Geier Press Release on Cath. Diocese website http://www.dioceseofmarquette.org/upcarticle.asp?upcID=1152 The Words: http://www.thewords.com/articles/walterabout.htm PBS: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/genesis/bios.html Guest speakers: http://www.januaryadventure.org/Public/Speaker%20Page.htm Links to his schools: http://www.januaryadventure.org/Public/Speaker%20Page.htm
Views: 2140 YOOPERNEWSMAN
Save the Wild UP
 
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Opposing sulfide mining. Pictures taken throughout the Upper Peninsula. Sounds are of several bird species (turn your volume up!), waterfalls, and waves crashing on the shore.
Views: 1006 xyzmandazyx1
Stand for the Land Rally against the Eagle Rock Mine
 
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A number of grassroots groups are fighting to stop Rio Tinto/Kennecott Minerals Company sulfide mine from being built at Eagle Rock on the Yellow Dog Plains in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve organized a rally at the state capitol in Lansing to urge the governor and legislators to listen to their concerns. This video features Sulfide Mining Campaign Director Cynthia Prior, singer-songwriter Drew Nelson singing his composition Eagle Rock, Song for the People, and Lee Spragye of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. www.lansingonlinenews.com
Views: 1108 Bonnie Bucqueroux
GREAT LAKES Chronicles: There Is No Pure Michigan Without Pure Water
 
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Excerpt of pilot episode of GREAT LAKES Chronicles - Stories that chronicle past and present issues surrounding the Great Lakes, its' fresh water and communities, as we navigate into the future. What choices do we face that could impact our natural resources for generations, either positively, or negatively? In this episode Coaster Brook Trout in the Salmon-Trout River face the possibility of sulfuric acid runoff from a sulfide mine proposed to be built on, and under, the headwaters of the river. The Salmon-Trout River is one of only a few in the world with conditions in which the small population of Coaster Brook Trout will spawn. Let's chart a course toward Good Stewardship.
Views: 919 David Peterson
2011 Showdown on the Yellow Dog Plains Part 2: Putting Mich. Lawmakers, Kennecott, Media on notice
 
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Opponents of sulfide "acid" mining in Michigan's Upper Peninsula held strategy meetings in mid-February to galvanize their single ideal: There is no place for destructive sulfide mining on the Yellow Dog Plains or anywhere in the Great Lakes. Opponents of Kennecott Minerals and their subsidiaries have teamed with a legend in the battle against those committing environmental crimes. Environmental warrior Lois Gibbs was dubbed the "Mother of the Superfund" after she successfully battled chemical companies in the infamous Love Canal saga. Save the Wild U.P. and other sulfide mining opponents met with Boston attorney Peter B. Sessa, who represents the nonprofit Gibbs founded and is executive director: The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) in Falls Church, Virginia. In February 2011, Boston attorney Peter Sessa, representing an environmental nonprofit founded by Lois Gibbs, helped sulfide mining opponents galvanize their battle plans Groups opposed to the mine will unseat and defeat all elected officials who support the mine. No Democrat or Republican will be spared as groups seek to expose criminal activities involving Kennecott, its lobbyists and Michigan's greedy elected officials. Gibbs believes the pristine beauty of northern Michigan is worth saving and said the numerous sulfide mines planned will leave huge areas of the U.P. a moonscape. The Anishinaabe nation is sickened that Kennecott Eagle Minerals is planning to dynamite through sacred Eagle Rock in the spring of 2011 -- the desecration of a sacred religious, spiritual and ceremonial site for the Ojibwa. Ojibwa singer Bobby Bullett says placing the entrance of the sulfide mine in Eagle Rock shows a sickness of mind in humans and international corporations have reached. In fact, all of mines opened by Kennecott Minerals have turned into environmental disasters -- and the company has been accused of murder and human rights violations. Many Ojibwa believe that the desecration of Eagle Rock will lead to death and disaster for all those who enter the mine - that opponents hope to halt in its tracks through ongoing litigation and new tactics that will be unveiled in 2011. Dr. David Sainsbury outlined many safety concerns about the Kennecott Eagle Minerals sulfide mine http://lakesuperiorminingnews.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/sainsbury-may-6-2006-report.pdf The National Wild Life Federation outlines safety concerns, state cover-up: http://74.220.215.226/~savethew/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/2007-0409-nwf-knot-analysis-to-date.pdf Thanks to the Chicago-area band "Dragon Fire Parade" for use of the song "Am I The Only One Alive"" http://www.myspace.com/dragonfireparade Some photos in this video were taken/provided by: Wikipedia Brian Charles Watson National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) United States Navy International Bird Rescue Research Center Gobierno de Chile Desierto Atacama --- Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) Falls Church, VA Lois Marie Gibbs, Executive Director http://www.chej.org [email protected] 703-237-2249 http://audubonmagazine.org/profile/profile0811.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_Gibbs In Feb. 2011, Boston attorney Peter Sessa helped sulfide mining opponents galvanize their battle plans. Sessa is a CHEJ board member www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1289214945&v www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-sessa/12/69/803 Save the Wild U.P. 413 N. Third St. Marquette, MI 49855 [email protected] http://www.savethewildup.org 906-228-4444 Kristi A. Mills, Director 906-250-3350 (cell) Adrian Bakker, Executive Secretary [email protected] SWUP Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20079015072 Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve P. O. Box 5 Big Bay, MI 49808 906-345-9223 [email protected] http://www.yellowdogwatershed.org Emily Whittaker, executive director [email protected] Cynthia Pryor, Sulfide Mining Campaign Director Wendy Johnson, Preserve Coordinator Chauncey "River Walker" Moran, Yellow Dog RiverKeeper Concerned Citizens of Big Bay P. O. Box 21 Big Bay, MI 49808 Gene Champagne, founder 906-345-9217 [email protected] www.nosulfidemine.com F. Michelle Halley, National Wildlife Federation attorney Marquette, MI 906-361-0520 [email protected] http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/Faces-of-NWF/Michelle-Halley.aspx http://search.nwf.org/search?q=sulfide%20mine&site=default_collection&client=default_frontend&proxystylesheet=default_frontend&output=xml_no_dtd Stand for the Land blog http://standfortheland.com Gabriel Caplett [email protected] Teresa Bertossi [email protected] 906-942-7325 Cedar Tree Institute www.CedarTreeInstitute.org Rev. Jon Magnuson [email protected] 906-228-5494 906-360-5072 Greg Peterson Nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute, volunteer media advisor [email protected] 906-401-0109 Thanks to Laura Farwell, working quietly behind the scenes
Views: 52 WAVECleanWater
Part 1: Scholar/author explains environment warning in Bible
 
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Part #1 of several videos on Dr. Walter Brueggemann's important environment message delivered during October 2007 in northern Michigan. Future videos include Dr. Brueggemann telling Christians to face up to antisemitism and religious violence. Biblical scholar warns about consequences of greed, overindulgence, and abuse of the environment - says northern Michigan sulfide mine is losing proposal Dr. Walter Brueggemann: Christians are in denial over past religious violence, must own antisemitism (Marquette, Michigan) - Speaking to packed audiences at two northern Michigan events, noted theologian Dr. Walter Brueggemann warned that today's world should change its ways because the "creator will not tolerate the ultimate despoiling of creation." Speaking to over 400 people in Ishpeming and Marquette, Dr. Brueggemann said historically greed, disregard for the environment and "the violation of the ten commandments will lead to the dismantling of creation." An expert and prolific author on the Old Testament, Brueggemann quote numerous biblical verses and described the prophets of the time as "poets" who warned about the greedy abuse of nature because people must "view the environment as God's gift that requires responsible management. The standing room only crowd clapped when he tied abuse of the environment to the proposed sulfide mine near Lake Superior in Marquette County by stating abused land will not produce in the future. "What this poet knows is that absentee ownership and agribusiness - and you can extrapolate the word mining ... will simply refuse to produce when the land becomes a tradeable commodity and is no longer caressed, and honored and treated with its own particular creation magic," Brueggemann said. Brueggemann said while he doesn't know the all the details about the proposed sulfide mine he has done "some reading on the crisis of the proposed mining initiative" in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. "It is obviously a case in which the well being of the environment and the well being of the neighborhood are being subordinated to economic interests," Brueggemann said. "In the bible, the economy is, according to the Torah, kept subordinated to the well being of the neighborhood," Brueggemann said. "This seems to me a case in which economic interests want to overpower the concerns of the neighborhood." "From the perspective of biblical faith, that is always a loser," Brueggemann said. Speaking to about 200 people Tuesday night (Oct. 9) at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Ishpeming, Brueggemann said in the New Testament Jesus fed people with loaves of bread warning his followers about the evil ways of greedy pharaohs. Brueggemann said "for the sake of the common good - for good health care policy, good schools, for better housing - the work of the neighborhood depends upon the power of the dream to dream outside the pharaoh's regime of anxiety." Rev. Warren Geier, pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church in Ishpeming, said in all Dr. Brueggemann's talks the theologian "highlighted that God's intention for the world, as articulated in the Ten Commandments, is that we live in relationship with God and with the neighbor." This can't be done without respect and care for the 'neighborhood' which is the earth, God's gift of creation," said Geier, who organized Brueggemann's U.P. visit. To read more: http://earthkeeperinitiative.wordpress.com/2007/10/13/famed-theologian-dr-walter-brueggemann-says-humans-must-stop-spoiling-the-earths-natural-resources-or-face-consequences/
Views: 2720 YOOPERNEWSMAN
2. Kennecott Eagle Mine: Is Acid Mine Drainage Lake Superiors Future?
 
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Why the concerns over a sulfide mine in Northern Michigan? Scientists explain acid mine drainage and its detrimental impact on people and water. National Wildlife Federation works on protecting wildlife and wild places. To learn more go to http://bit.ly/1366fHf
Views: 5433 National Wildlife
Sulfide Mining - Not a Done Deal
 
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Whimsical silent comedy about sulfide mining threats to Michigan's fresh water in homage to Charlie Chaplin.
Views: 2280 savethewildup
MY LIFE IN THE MINES WITH MY BROTHERS FROM LOCAL #8.wmv
 
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This was a concept video done for the unforgotten heroes in the upper Michigan mines from local #8..studs..all of them..the dust, the heat, the cold, what a breed of human to endure such suffering, to see that we all have the conveniences that we enjoy..hats off to the brothers!
Views: 46 JEFFREY FORRY
4. Kennecott Eagle Mine: Scientists Reveal A Dangerous Plan
 
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Scientists and engineers explain how a proposed mine in Michigans Upper Peninsula could be dangerous to the regions waters. National Wildlife Federation works on protecting wildlife and wild places. To learn more go to http://bit.ly/1366fHf
Views: 2850 National Wildlife
Shame: Administrators of Marquette Senior High School block talk involving danger of sulfide mines
 
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Marquette Senior High school administrators demanded that visiting environmental legend not talk about sulfide mining in the Upper Peninsula during talk with students, so Lois Gibbs refused to speak calling the incident "really sad" because "it puts children in the middle" of adult fighting. The controversy involving Marquette Area Public Schools officials shocked an audience later that day (Oct., 15, 2010) at Northern Michigan University (NMU) when "Mother of the Superfund" Lois Gibbs said the snub was something that she has dealt with in other communities. At issue is the first of many sulfide "acid" mines is being built on state property in North Marquette County near Lake Superior. "I was invited to speak at the high school -- and then when they told me I could not speak about the mine -- I refused to speak at the high school," said Gibbs whose comments were interrupted by applause at NMU. "I do not know all of the details." "I was just really sad that the students weren't able to learn how to play in our democracy -- that part was very sad," Gibbs said. "Hopefully the school will come around but this is a company town." "Even those the company (Kennecott Minerals) isn't sort of all the way here yet -- it is a company town and you have to understand that," Gibbs said. "There was one brave, heroic, courageous teacher who put up a good struggle to try and get me there (at MSHS) and unfortunately it didn't happen," Gibbs said. "It actually has happened to me a lot - people are afraid of me," Gibbs said. "I am opposed to things (that ruin the environment) that people are opposed to." "They make other people outside fearful of speaking - that's how they control us -- and that's what we have to overcome," she said. "I do not know who was in charge of saying I shouldn't talk about the mine at the high school," Gibbs said. "It puts the children in the middle." "So if I did go and talk -- and one of the children did ask me a question about the mine -- How was I to answer that question? 'Sorry I am not allowed to speak' And then it's like the grownups are having a fight. I don't think that's helpful to the students." "I have children to and I do not want my children put in that position at school," Gibbs said. "Other schools have not allowed me to speak," she said. "Because the local group had arranged it -- or the teachers arranged it -- and then somehow" the invitation to speak was rescinded, she said. "Waste management is one of my favorite groups in most schools -- they have lots of their propaganda there - and then when they hear I am coming they convince people that I have a radical speech," Gibbs said. "I am not privy to the conversations (between school officials and industries that pollute) so I don't know what they say." "But yeah, it's happened at other schools -- this is not unique," she said. "It's unique to you and maybe appalling to you, but your community is similar to other communities -- who have won by the way." "You have a chance to win here," Gibbs continued. "Actually you have a better chance than some other communities because you are not as far along with this mine as some of the other communities -- especially the ones out west." Gibbs compared the future of the Upper Peninsula to Love Canal disaster as both involve lethal chemicals. It appears that that officials involved in higher education in Marquette, Michigan were not thrilled by Gibbs talked that opposed the Kennecott Eagle Minerals nickel and copper and similar mines planned for the Yellow Dog Plains near Lake Superior Gibbs talk at NMU almost did not happen because NMU Public Safety officials refused to unlock Jamrich Hall -- according to a university employee who propped doors open with a chair and a garbage can. Gibbs NMU presentation was titled "From the Love Canal to Michigan." Sponsors of Gibbs visit to Marquette include Students for Sustainable Living, Cedar Tree Institute, Save the Wild U.P., Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve. Gibbs has a long history of standing up for the environment that led to a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1978, she discovered that her seven-year-old son's elementary school and neighborhood was built atop a 20,000 ton toxic waste dump -- the infamous "Love Canal." After lengthy political and court battles, the government eventually evacuated 833 families who were victims of unusually high rates of cancer and birth defects. Marquette Area Public Schools (MAPS) www.mapsnet.org http://mapsblog.posterous.com Jon Hartwig, MAPS Superintendent 906-225-5320 (supt. office) MSHS Principal Bob Anthony [email protected] [email protected] 906-225-5353 (MSHS office) MAPS School Board President Kellie Holmstrom 906-226-9024 [email protected] Board members: www.mapsnet.org/SchoolBoard/SchoolBoardMembers.aspx Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) Falls Church, VA Lois Marie Gibbs, Executive Director www.chej.org 703-237-2249 Greg Peterson 906-401-0109
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Environmental Film Project, Meet the filmmakers, focus on Michigan and Alaska
 
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Environmental Film Project, Meet the filmmakers, focus on Michigan and Alaska Pipelines, Coal and Sulfur mining issues that effect our water in Chicago. We will be screening several short documentaries about environmental devastation in Michigan: "The Echo Maker" discusses sulfide mining on Native American sacred site, Eagle Rock, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We'll also be showing a few teaser interviews on the corporate and government cover-up of the toxic tar sands spill in the Kalamazoo River. Filmmaker Steve Zieverink and Carl Wassilie visiting from Alaska's Big Village Network will host the discussion following the screening. Brought to you by Hypha Films, Center for Water Advocacy and Alaska's Big Village Network. Donations gratefully accepted to help complete the films. Details on the film "The Echo Maker": This project to be completed by Hypha Films will share voices of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and other Anishinaabe people located in the region, and focus on the effect of the Kennecott-Rio Tinto Eagle Mine upon the Anishinaabe and their homelands. The video short will build awareness within the KBIC and other tribal and non-Native communities in the region. It will also serve as the first step towards a broader documentary envisioned centered on the Great Lakes Region as a whole and the threat of 19% of the worlds fresh water supply due to the cumulative impacts of previous, current, and proposed mining. Grant funds could help to support travel, logistical execution, subject/peoples bridging, on-site documentation, post production and community outreach (screenings, schools, film festivals, competitions, museums, etc.). Full Length Documentary Featuring Additional Locations & Issues: Hypha Films larger goal is to produce a full length documentary film in partnership with additional communities of the region that will highlight the effects of mining upon the peoples, land, and water of the Great Lakes region. For instance, not only is the region directly threatened by numerous prospective mines, but tar sands pipelines built by the Enbridge Energy Company also threaten the Great Lakeʼs waterways and have already led to the largest oil spill in Midwest history in the town of Marshall, Michigan which contaminated Battle Creek, the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan.
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2011 Showdown on the Yellow Dog Plains Part 2: Putting Mich. Lawmakers, Kennecott, Media on notice
 
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Opponents of sulfide "acid" mining in Michigan's Upper Peninsula held strategy meetings in mid-February to galvanize their single ideal: There is no place for destructive sulfide mining on the Yellow Dog Plains or anywhere in the Great Lakes. Opponents of Kennecott Minerals and their subsidiaries have teamed with a legend in the battle against those committing environmental crimes. Environmental warrior Lois Gibbs was dubbed the "Mother of the Superfund" after she successfully battled chemical companies in the infamous Love Canal saga. Save the Wild U.P. and other sulfide mining opponents met with Boston attorney Peter B. Sessa, who represents the nonprofit Gibbs founded and is executive director - The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) in Falls Church, Virginia. For several days in February 2011, Boston attorney Peter Sessa, representing an environmental nonprofit founded by Lois Gibbs, helped sulfide mining opponents galvanize their battle plans Groups opposed to the mine will unseat and defeat all elected officials who support the mine. No Democrat or Republican will be spared as groups seek to expose criminal activities involving Kennecott, its lobbyists and Michigan's greedy elected officials. Gibbs believes the pristine beauty of northern Michigan is worth saving and said the numerous sulfide mines planned will leave huge areas of the U.P. a moonscape. The Anishinaabe nation is sickened that Kennecott Eagle Minerals is planning to dynamite through sacred Eagle Rock in the spring of 2011 -- the desecration of a sacred religious, spiritual and ceremonial site for the Ojibwa. Ojibwa singer Bobby Bullett says placing the entrance of the sulfide mine in Eagle Rock shows a sickness of mind in humans and international corporations have reached. In fact, all of mines opened by Kennecott Minerals have turned into environmental disasters -- and the company has been accused of murder and human rights violations. Many Ojibwa believe that the desecration of Eagle Rock will lead to death and disaster for all those who enter the mine -- that opponents hope to halt in its tracks through ongoing litigation and new tactics that will be unveiled in 2011. Dr. David Sainsbury outlined many safety concerns about the Kennecott Eagle Minerals sulfide mine http://lakesuperiorminingnews.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/sainsbury-may-6-2006-report.pdf The National Wild Life Federation outlines safety concerns, state cover-up: http://74.220.215.226/~savethew/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/2007-0409-nwf-knot-analysis-to-date.pdf Thanks to the Chicago-area band "Dragon Fire Parade" for use of the song "Am I The Only One Alive"" http://www.myspace.com/dragonfireparade Some photos in this video were taken/provided by: Wikipedia Brian Charles Watson National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) United States Navy International Bird Rescue Research Center Gobierno de Chile Desierto Atacama Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) Lois Marie Gibbs, Executive Director http://www.chej.org [email protected] 703-237-2249 http://audubonmagazine.org/profile/profile0811.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_Gibbs Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) Falls Church, VA In Feb. 2011, Boston attorney Peter Sessa helped sulfide mining opponents galvanize their battle plans. Sessa is a CHEJ board member http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1289214945&v http://www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-sessa/12/69/803 Save the Wild U.P. 413 N. Third St. Marquette, MI [email protected] http://www.savethewildup.org 906-228-4444 Kristi A. Mills, Director 906-250-3350 (cell) Adrian Bakker, Executive Secretary [email protected] SWUP Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20079015072 Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve P. O. Box 5 Big Bay, MI 49808 906-345-9223 [email protected] http://www.yellowdogwatershed.org Emily Whittaker, executive director [email protected] Cynthia Pryor, Sulfide Mining Campaign Director Wendy Johnson, Preserve Coordinator Chauncey "River Walker" Moran, Yellow Dog RiverKeeper Concerned Citizens of Big Bay P. O. Box 21 Big Bay, MI 49808 Gene Champagne, founder 906-345-9217 [email protected] http://www.nosulfidemine.com F. Michelle Halley, National Wildlife Federation attorney Marquette, MI 906-361-0520 [email protected] http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/Faces-of-NWF/Michelle-Halley.aspx http://search.nwf.org/search?q=sulfide%20mine&site=default_collection&client=default_frontend&proxystylesheet=default_frontend&output=xml_no_dtd Stand for the Land blog http://standfortheland.com Gabriel Caplett [email protected] Teresa Bertossi [email protected] 906-942-7325 Cedar Tree Institute http://www.CedarTreeInstitute.org Rev. Jon Magnuson [email protected] 906-228-5494 906-360-5072 Greg Peterson Nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute, volunteer media advisor [email protected] 906-401-0109 Thanks to Laura Farwell, working quietly behind the scenes
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community resists RTZ's Yellow Dog mine
 
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In the upper peninsula of Michigan Ojibwe community and non-Indian allies resist metallic sulphide mining destruction.
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Michigan DEQ hearing on the Back Forty Mining Permit Application
 
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You are invited to watch a video shot by EagleHerald photographer Rick Gebhard about the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Back Forty Mining Project final comments meeting at Stephenson High School October 6, 2016. Aquilla Resources is proposing to operate an open pit metallic sulfide mine close to the Menominee River and later to have an enclosed mine under the river itself. Most people in the video are identified except Wisconsin home owner Mike Czebotar, Wausaukee who is the first speaker and later army veteran and Menominee Nation citizen Ken Fish talks about respect. All comments are due by November 3.
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Quincy Mine, Michigan 2008
 
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a couple of minutes of the mine tour...I highly recommend it!Video by Lauren Chase
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Hearing on Rio Tinto's Michigan Haul Road
 
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Public hearing on Rio Tinto's planned "Woodland Road" for hauling ore from the proposed Eagle metallic sulfide mine to the proposed Humboldt Mill, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
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Grossly Overstated Economic Benefits of Sulfide and Uranium Mining and Michigan - Michelle Halley
 
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The reality of the economic development of sulfide mining in Michigan is that there aren't going to be many local jobs - the mining companies overselling the perceived economic benefit. Thanks to Michelle Halley from the National Wildlife Federation for talking with us.
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Protesting the Mine, Marquette Michigan
 
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Activists protesting the Kennecott (Rio Tinto) sulfide mine on the yellow dog plains. For clean water, for the sacred worship site that is Eagle Rock, for public land. www.savethewildup.org www.standfortheland.com
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white pine intro kevin
 
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During a Sept. 28, 2013, tour of the tailings reclamation at the former White Pine copper mine in Ontonagon County, Michigan, Kevin Hokans, environmental contractor, explains the system of dams for controlling the tailings and answers questions posed by some members of the Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship who organized the tour. (Video by Keweenaw Now)
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Rio Tinto Power Line
 
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Rio Tinto plans to extend electrical power to service its proposed Eagle Mine, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The company expects a private landowner to provide his own land for free to the company to make construction easier. Rio Tinto still has to apply for a mining permit amendment for the electric construction but has not done so yet.
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There's No Pure Michigan Without Pure Water
 
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Acid Mine Drainage and Sulfide Mining puts species like the Coaster Brook trout in severe peril. See this trailer of the upcoming documentary to learn more.
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Kennecott Minerals arrests mine opponent on hike by Eagle Mine; Native American protests
 
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(Big Bay) - Kennecott Minerals officials at the Eagle Mine Project in Michigan's Upper Peninsula arrested Cynthia Pryor for trespassing in April 20, 2010. The public is outraged over the jailing of this 58-year-old longtime environmentalist. In this video, Pryor explains what happened before and after her arrest. Cynthia Pryor of Big Bay, MI belongs to several environment groups including serving as the the Sulfide Mining Campaign Director for the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve. Her attorney, Kevin Koch of Negaunee, MI, says Pryor wants a jury trial on the misdemeanor charge. Pryor is scheduled for a pretrial court hearing at 1 p.m. on May 6. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail and or a $250 fine. The video was produced by the nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute in Marquette, MI, which has founded numerous youth, faith and Native American related environment projects. Petition to support Cynthia Pryor www.savethewildup.org/jailed/petition Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve http//www.yellowdogwatershed.org/blog Save the Wild U.P. (SWUP) http//www.savethewildup.org SWUP Facebook Page http//www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20079015072 SWUP Causes on Facebook http//www.causes.com/causes/46130?recruiter_id=60587135 Stand for the Land blog http//standfortheland.com Stand for the Land flickr http//www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Stories by Gabriel Caplett and others on the Headwaters Citizen Journalism For the Great Lakes http//headwaters.net Headwaters stories include opposition to the Kennecott Eagle Mine project and alleged international crimes and bad acts by Kennecott Mining and its parent company Rio Tinto Taking a Stand Sacred Site Celebrated Despite Citizen Arrest http//headwatersnews.net/mining-article/taking-a-stand-sacred-site-celebrated-despite-citizen-arrest Pryor Ordered to Leave Jail http//headwatersnews.net/mining-article/pryor-ordered-to-leave-jail Cynthia Prior Pleads Not Guilty http//headwatersnews.net/mining-article/cynthia-pryor-pleads-not-guilty Cynthia Pryor arrested at mine property http//headwatersnews.net/mining-article/citizen-arrested-for-%E2%80%9Ctrespassing%E2%80%9D-on-public-land Eagle Mine Concerns at Rio Tinto Meeting http//headwatersnews.net/mining-article/audio-rio-tintos-annual-general-meeting U.P. Mine Threatens Sacred Tribal Rights http//headwatersnews.net/mining-blog/upper-peninsula-mine-threatens-sacred-tribal-rights Rio Tinto Stomps on Indigenous Rights in U.P. of Michigan http//headwatersnews.net/mining-blog/rio-tinto-stomps-out-indigenous-rights-in-upper-michigan Kennecott Minerals parent company Rio Tinto accused of crimes: Bribery, espionage, violating mining act http//headwatersnews.net/mining-article/uk-serious-fraud-office-to-investigate-rio-tinto http//headwatersnews.net/mining-article/rio-tinto-employees-charged-with-industrial-espionage-and-bribery http//headwatersnews.net/mining-article/rio-tinto-pleads-guilty-to-breach-of-mining-management-act-again-2 USA Today , Washington Post stories from Associated Press writer John Flesher about Chauncey Moran, vice chairman of the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve and volunteer stream monitor http//www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2007-09-08-276323347_x.htm http//www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/08/AR2007090800356.html http//www.waterkeeper.org/ht/d/OrganizationDetails/id/707 http//www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5AP05J20091126 Mining Journal: Native Americans protest at Eagle Rock 4/25/10 http//miningjournal.net/page/content.detail/id/543341.html Editorial Cooler heads must prevail 4/25/10 http//miningjournal.net/page/content.detail/id/543354.html Pryor pleads not guilty to trespassing Mining 4/21/10 http//miningjournal.net/page/content.detail/id/543227.html Pryor remains jailed 4/22/10 http//miningjournal.net/page/content.detail/id/543253.html Rally Held at Eagle Rock http//miningjournal.net/page/content.detail/id/543014.html?nav=5006 Video of Rally http//www.miningjournal.net/page/content.detail/id/543018.html?nav=5056 http//miningjournal.net/page/content.detail/id/539169.html Yellow Dog Plains via Wikipedia By Maynard Leon and Kirill Zikanov (Wiki username Kirillz) http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Dog_Plains Trouble on the Yellow Dog Plains http//savethewildup.org/files/swup/265.pdf Granholm, DEQ decision condemned by U.P. http//www.ausableanglers.org/files/members/RIVERWATCH48.pdf Protect the Earth Part 2, Walk to Eagle Rock By Michele Bourdieu http//keweenawnow.blogspot.com/2009/08/protect-earth-part-2-walk-to-eagle-rock.html State of Michigan/Eagle Mine Project http//www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3311_4111_18442-130551--,00.html Nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute http//www.CedarTreeInstitute.org
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