sulfide mine pit

Legislation that guts long-standing protections from acid mine pollution overcame bi-partisan opposition and public opinion to move on to Governor Walker. He has indicated he will sign SB 395 / AB 499. Wisconsin will lose our decades long “Prove it First” protections from toxic sulfide... Read More

You have heard us talking a lot about the Back Forty mine project on the Menominee River.  This week we submitted our comments to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to formally convey our objection to the mine. While the mine isn't actually in Wisconsin, if approved, it will... Read More

As Decision Time approaches on the possible opening of a sulfide mine on the banks of the Menominee River, we want to tell you about two upcoming events related to that project. But first: one of the things that has us deeply concerned about a mine on the Menominee is that a mistake there... Read More

The pending metal mine (gold, copper, lead, zinc, silver) right on the bank of the Menominee River that forms the border between Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is not well known or understood in Wisconsin. The River Alliance has joined the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (MITW),... Read More