|Fwd: Sulfide mining leases threaten huge areas of Northern Minnesota||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: patty guerrero (pattypaxicloud.com)|
|Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:17:55 -0700 (PDT)|
I am forwarding this to the salon list in hopes that you will contact Gov. Dayton w/the message below. it is so urgent, in no uncertain terms. Thanks for doing something. Patty > Begin forwarded message: > > From: Susu Jeffrey <susujeffrey [at] msn.com> > Subject: Fwd: Sulfide mining leases threaten huge areas of Northern Minnesota > Date: August 11, 2015 at 10:42:56 PM CDT > To: Patty Guerrero <pattypax [at] icloud.com> > > > > > > Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6. > > > -------- Original message -------- > From: WaterLegacy <diadra [at] waterlegacy.org> > Date: 8/11/2015 7:31 AM (GMT-06:00) > To: susujeffrey [at] msn.com > Subject: Sulfide mining leases threaten huge areas of Northern Minnesota > > > > August 11, 2015 <> > LIKE us on Facebook > <http://org2.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=sQ0mb7ZVQTC8hR7t6yPD%2FfC6l46P43JM> > > <http://org2.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=pr%2BHuvAAn%2FeGXEEmmJX3tbI3Y0OfA2ec> > Display problems? View this alert in your browser. > <http://org2.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=Wj0BKGPU4VI4WTkVakmoS7I3Y0OfA2ec> > > > Dear Susu, > > The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has just announced the > auction of mineral leases for sulfide mining across a wide swath of > Northeastern Minnesota. 103,000 acres of land in Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, > Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching and St. Louis Counties, including private lands > and areas of high biodiversity, are now threatened. The deadline for your > comments is August 21. > > Please Tell Governor Dayton and the Executive Council not to Approve new > Mineral Leases. > <http://org2.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=mWjAtMLn4ZpH%2BqqXtThgCrI3Y0OfA2ec> > Why should you be concerned about these non-ferrous mineral leases? > > State mineral leasing would give mining companies the power to condemn > privately owned lands, whether or not the owners want to sell to mining > companies. > Drilling for copper, nickel and other minerals can contaminate groundwater, > pollute surface waters, damage wetlands, and disrupt resort businesses with > excessive noise. > Mineral leasing would open up huge areas of the Cloquet and St. Louis Rivers > and the Lake Superior, Boundary Waters, and Mississippi River watersheds to > potential sulfide mining. > The track record of sulfide mining in water-rich areas like ours is dismal. > Every sulfide mine in a water-rich area has resulted in contamination of > surface and/or groundwater with acid mine drainage and/or toxic metals. > Sulfide mine pollution has created huge taxpayer liabilities for pollution > cleanup in communities across the United States. > > Governor Dayton and the other members of the State’s Executive Council must > reject sulfide mining leasing and prospecting: 1) unless Minnesota laws are > changed to protect property owners; 2) until a comprehensive analysis of > prospecting and sulfide mining is completed to ensure that Minnesota’s > taxpayers and water resources in the Mississippi River, Lake Superior, and > Boundary Waters watersheds will be safeguarded. > > Take action today. Tell Governor Dayton and the Executive Council to Stop all > Sulfide Mining Mineral Leases until New Laws are Written to Protect Minnesota > Landowners, Local Businesses, and Clean Water Resources. > <http://org2.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=%2BI4AS2dHz72AU4CRcdVDt7I3Y0OfA2ec> > > Thank you for taking action today to protect Minnesota landowners, small > businesses, taxpayers and clean water from prospecting and sulfide mining. > > Sincerely yours, > > > Diadra Decker > WaterLegacy Board President > > > > > > > p.s. Please DONATE > <http://org2.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=nywQNgRf1uZ7uZPYnyFqIrI3Y0OfA2ec> > today to help WaterLegacy Protect Minnesota waters from mining pollution and > destruction. Your support will be greatly appreciated. > > > > > WaterLegacy PO BOX 3276, Duluth MN 55803 > WaterLegacy is a federally-registered 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization. > We do not share your information. > <http://org2.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=iKwea0ZbivUuRFSn2%2BqDLbI3Y0OfA2ec> > You are subscribed to WaterLegacy's email list. You can unsubscribe > <http://org2.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=i0Gy7GrIxPsYkO2Dq3waX7I3Y0OfA2ec> > here. > > > <http://www.salsalabs.com/?email>
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