Pristine Salmon-Trout River will be the first victim of Kennecott proposed “Acid Mine” – Michigan Governor and MDEQ appear ready to rubber stamp request
The Salmon-Trout River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula will turn from clear to yellowish orange if mine collapses into the Lake Superior tributary
Salmon-Trout River Photos by Jackie Donoho, Northwoods Wilderness Recovery
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Public hearings have begun on a proposed Sulfide mine in Marquette County, Michigan.
The mine is commonly called the “Acid Mine” because the process that removes nickel and other minerals from the ground produces sulfuric acid.
The mine proposal comes from the Kennecott Minerals Corporation – an international mining company with one of the worst environmental records.
A similar Kennecott Mine in Wisconsin continues to pollute and has left the site unusable.
Michigan Governor Jennifer Grandholm has refused to fight the mine proposal because of the state’s terrible economy.
However, critics say the short-term jobs and long-term environmental impact makes the mine a poor trade for a mere bump in the economy.
For more information please look at this article written for Urth-TV by Turtle Island Project volunteer media advisor Greg Peterson:
Tell Governor Jennifer Granholm – a Democrat – to start fighting this mine
Granholm’s silence is reminiscent of former Republican Michigan Governor John Engler who supported all business proposals no matter what the future cost.
If you are unsure on whether to contact the governor – look at these photos of the Salmon-Trout River – the very first Lake Superior tributary that will be polluted if there is a problem at the mine that is using new technology that is unproven.
Acid reaching Lake Superior will makes its way into the other Great Lakes.
Photo by Jackie Donoho, Northwoods Wilderness Recovery