Copper-Nickel Sulfide Mining District planned for Minnesota's Arrowhead Region
Acid Mine Drainage (AMD)
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Take Action - Protect Our Water!
Bring a Sulfide Mining Resolution to your 2016 Precinct Caucus
Minnesota's precinct caucuses will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Precinct caucuses are meetings organized by Minnesota’s political parties to begin shaping the parties goals and values, often called the platform and action agenda. Caucuses are held this year on Tuesday, March 1st in public locations across Minnesota, are open to the public and participation is encouraged.
What: Pass a caucus resolution at your 2016 Precinct Caucus
When: Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 7 pm
Where: Check with the Minnesota Election Caucus Finder ( http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/ )
Please bring the following sulfide mining resolution to your caucus:
Resolution on Sulfide Mining in Minnesota
Sulfide Mining Resolution
WHEREAS, the clear lakes, clean air, and healthy forests and rivers of Minnesota are emblematic of Minnesota and so much a part of what we as Minnesotans love about our state; and,
WHEREAS, sulfide ore mining results in polluted runoff from mine pits and mine wastes for at least 500 years, if not forever; and,
WHEREAS, sulfide ore mining has never been done in a water rich environment without polluting surface and/or groundwater; and,
WHEREAS, sulfide ore mining has created taxpayer liabilities across the country when mining companies go bankrupt, leaving pollution behind; and
WHEREAS there is no assurance that Minnesota taxpayers will be protected from long term costs of sulfide ore mining; and,
WHEREAS, sulfide mining carries the same boom/bust problems of current mining and diversification of the economy of NE Minnesota into other industries will lead to greater stability.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the __________ party finds that sulfide ore mining is significantly different
from taconite mining, has unacceptable environmental impacts, and should not be allowed in the sulfur bearing
rock from the Voyageurs National Park and Boundary Waters to and beyond Lake Superior and the St. Louis
and Mississippi River Watersheds.
Minnesota Sulfide Mining Resolution:
PDF of Sulfide Mining Resolution found HERE ( http://www.sosbluewaters.org/Resolution_on_Sulfide_Mining_in_Minnesota.pdf )
More info here: www.sosbluewaters.org ( http://www.sosbluewaters.org/Caucus-Resolution.html )