Read Dr. Robert Moran’s report on contamination at the Flambeau Mine by clicking on the following link: Moran Flambeau report
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2017
Legislators Urged to Preserve Mining Moratorium Law
Study Reveals Flambeau Mine Deeply Flawed
Back 40 Mining Permit Application
February 15, 2016
Al Gedicks, Wisconsin Resources Protection Council
14 Copeland Avenue # 115
La Crosse, WI 54603-3413
Where is the report on potential acid mine drainage and heavy metal contamination?
Al Gedicks will be taking part in a panel to discuss the Back 40 mining proposal. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 29, at the College of Menominee Nation. Please click HERE for more information.
For more information contact: For immediate release
Al Gedicks (608) 784-4399 May 4, 2015
Wisconsin Citizens’ Group Struggles for Clean Water
Ordered to Pay Mining Company’s Court Costs, Seeks Community Support
Wisconsin Resources Protection Council (WRPC), a small, grassroots citizens group, is a plaintiff in a Clean Water Act lawsuit related to illegal discharges of pollutants into a stream at Rio Tinto’s Flambeau Mine near Ladysmith, Wisconsin. They and their co-plaintiffs won the case in U.S. District Court and exposed the pollution from the metallic sulfide mine. Unfortunately, the Court of Appeals ordered the plaintiffs, including WRPC, to pay Rio Tinto’s court costs, which total over $60,000.
September 3, 2013
Dear WRPC Member,
More than 100 people spoke out at the August 15, 2013 public hearing in Hurley, Wisconsin on Gogebic Taconite’s (GTac’s) proposed bulk sampling activity in the Penokee Hills. The overwhelming majority of the testimony was against the project, citing concerns about treaty rights, pollution of critical watersheds and GTac’s coverup of the health hazards from asbestiform minerals in the rock to be blasted.
Madison–The Sierra Club, Wisconsin Resources Protection Council and over 75 other organizations, including Trout Unlimited, the Wisconsin Association of Lakes, the Izaak Walton League of Wisconsin, the River Alliance of Wisconsin, the Penokee Hills Education Project, the Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin, Clean Wisconsin, the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters and many more statewide, regional and national groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council released an open letter urging Wisconsin legislators to reject changes to Wisconsin’s mining safeguards.
Dear Environmental and Conservation Colleagues,
We’re writing to ask you to consider signing your organization on to the sign-on letter (below) that will be sent to Wisconsin legislators in both houses by mid-January. The letter asks the legislators to reject special interest legislation gutting Wisconsin mining law to enable a single destructive iron ore mine. Similar legislation was defeated by a single vote in 2012.