Friday, May 20, 2016

Action Alert: Citizens oppose Aquila Back Forty sulfide mine!

From Save the Wild U.P.:

This photo shows how close the proposed open-pit sulfide mine could be to the Menominee River. (Photo courtesy Save the Wild U.P.)

MARQUETTE -- Citizen opposition to the Aquila Back Forty project is growing -- ADD YOUR VOICE!

Please take a moment to let Michigan’s elected officials know that you oppose the Back Forty open pit sulfide mine, proposed for the bank of the Menominee River. First, click to READ THE LETTER OF OPPOSITION. Feel free to add your own specific concerns to the letter. When you’re ready, click SIGN AND SEND NOW -- it’s that simple!

Your letter will be sent to Michigan State Representatives Ed McBroom, John Kivela, and Scott Dianda; State Senator Tom Casperson; Governor Rick Snyder; U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow; and U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek. It will also be sent to Director Bill Moritz (Michigan DNR), Director Keith Creagh (Michigan DEQ), and Joe Maki (DEQ). Additional info is available on the DEQ’s website:,4561,7-135-3311_18442---,00.html.

Editor's Note: For more background on why Save the Wild U.P. opposes the Back 40 project, see "Save the Wild U.P.: Will Michigan DEQ reject fraudulent Back Forty mine permit?"

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