Mining Impact Coalition of WI Inc.
...committed to research and education about
the social, economic and environmental impacts of
Impact Coalition of Wisconsin Inc. is a grassroots, non-profit, nonpartisan
organizaton and devoted specifically to research of and education about
the impacts of ongoing and proposed
metallic sulfide activities in our state.
Our FALL/WINTERáNewsletter for 1997
Moratorium Bill Update and Action Alert
Jobs AND the Environment
Exxon Accused of Astonishing Ruse in Oil-Spill Trial
"Mining in Wisconsin: Protecting Our Rights, Preserving Our Resources"
Golden Dreams, Poisoned Streams
Exxon vs. the Environment
"Takings" and LeavingsPrinciples of Takings Law in Wisconsin
Who's Behind the Coalition for Fair Regulation
The "Wise Use" Movement and "People for Wisconsin"
Exxon's Waste Water Pipeline
Human Rights and Environmental Justice
Mining and Oil Extraction in Great Lakes Basin Now on IJC Agenda
Mining in the Lake Superior Basin
Wisconsin Setting International Example
Heavy Metal Toxicity and Metallic Mining
Facts and Figures about Quality of Life in Wisconsin
Meet Your Northwoods Neighbor - Bob Schmitz
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Join Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin Inc.
Mining Impact Coalition Meetings in Milwaukee
See photos of what metallic sulfide mining does to the environment at micpics:
- Rewatered & Being Pumped to a Lake
Tailings - Appx 10' thick, reslurried and being pumped to Lake
Nordik Mine Site in 1995
Water Below Nordik Mine Site in 1995
Nordik Mine - Drainage Downstream from Tailings in 1995
Entrance to Rio Algom Ltd. Nordik Mine Site in 1995
Are there plans to mine near YOU?
If you own property in Wisconsin,
do you also own your mineral rights?
If you live in, own property or enjoy vacationing in any of these communities...
...you should know that the rocks that make up the "Rhinelander-Ladysmith Greenstone Belt" in Northeast Wisconsin are not like the relatively harmless ores once mined in Wisconsin. The ores they contain are sulfides.
So Why Worry About Sulfides?
These "Greenstone" rocks are ancient "sulfides," formed in the earliest days of our Earth, and now buried beneath hundreds of feet of fertile soil and lush forest. The minerals is these rocks, when exposed to air and water - for example, by mining - produce sulfuric acid (battery acid). Along with the zinc, copper, and other metals, the rock also contains lead, arsenic, selenium, chromium, and other elements hazardous to human and other life. Sulfide mines have polluted thousands of miles of rivers throughout the United States and many have become "Superfund" sites, costing taxpayers millions of dollars each year!
Are Wisconsin and the Wolf River to be the mining industry's guinea pig?
And who'll pay when there's an accident?
Remember...NO sulfide mine has ever been successfully reclaimed!
you can do to keep Wisconsin
safe, strong and beautiful:
Find out about exploration, prospecting and mining interests in your area.
Find out more about sulfide mining in Wisconsin:
The Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin serves as a clearinghouse and resource center to support the efforts of educators, environmentalists, sports clubs, artists, human rights supporters, businesses, church groups, and individuals who are striving to protect the spectacular Wolf River and our state's strong economic and environmental heritage.
Anishinabe Niijii / Center for Alternative Mining Development / Citizens for a Better Environment / Citizens Natural Resources Association / Clean Water Action Council / Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Lakeland Areas (ECCOLA) / Forest County Potawatomi / Four Lakes Earth First! / Gray Panthers / Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission / Greenpeace / Honor Our Neighbors Origins and Rights (HONOR) / Indigenous Environmental Network / Izaak Walton League of America / Kids for Clean Water / Lake Michigan Federation / Madison Treaty Rights Support Group / Menominee Nation / Midwest Treaty Network / Milwaukee Area Greens / Milwaukee Area Technical College / Milwaukee Public Affairs Council / Mineral Policy Center (Washington DC) / Mobilization for Survival / Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa / National Wildlife Federation / Nature Conservancy / Nii Win Intertribal Council / Northern Thunder / Northwoods Alliance / Oneida Nation / PARTiZANS / Political Action for a Cleaner Environment PACE) / River Alliance of Wisconsin / Rusk County Citizens Action Group / Sierra Club / Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe (Mohican) / Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) / Sustainable Wisconsin / Trout Unlimited / University of Wisconsin Greens / Upper Great Lakes Green Network / Veterans United for Community Service / Vets Place Central / Walleyes for Tomorrow / Watershed Alliance Toward Environmental Responsibility (WATER) / Wisconsin's Environmental Decade/Wisconsin Environmental Legislative Network / Wisconsin Environmental Law Society / Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group / Wisconsin Resource Protection Council / Wisconsin Stewardship Network/Wisconsin Wildlife Federation / Wolf River Watershed Alliance / Wolf River Conservation Club ...
Please do your part to preserve and protect Wisconsin's
clean water and natural treasures!
Your children will thank you!
Contact the Mining Impact Coalition or other groups for more information, speakers, slide shows, videos, and other materials about mining in Wisconsin:
P.O. Box 55372
P.O. Box 679
1001 E. Keefe Ave
Mining Impact Coalition of WI Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization is working with EarthWINS on the Global Campaign to Protect Our World's Water.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible
contribution, please send a check or money order made out to
Mining Impact Coalition of WI Inc. to:
Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin Inc.
P.O. Box 679
Shawano, WI 54166
Mining Impact Coalition (MIC) is the international organization of Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin Inc. MIC is forming this global coalition to educate people, conduct research and facilitate communication about the
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