Please click HERE to watch Al Gedicks’ presentation on the Back Forty mining project, at the University of Wisconsin, Marinette.
PUBLIC TESTIMONY OF AL GEDICKS BEFORE THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (MDEQ) ON PERMITS FOR AQUILA RESOURCES BACK FORTY PROJECT ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016 AT THE STEPHENSON, MICHIGAN HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM
Aquila Resources does not have a social license to operate
My name is Al Gedicks and I am the executive secretary of the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council. I am also an emeritus professor of environmental sociology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Tonight’s public hearing is about the permits that Aquila is seeking for an open pit metallic sulfide mine next to the Menominee River. This is a regulatory license.
However, the mining industry has come to recognize that there is also a social license to operate (SLO) that is intangible and unwritten, and cannot be granted by the DEQ or any other state agency or legal authority.
PUBLIC TESTIMONY OF AL GEDICKS BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016;
RE: SENATE BILL 288
RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR APPROVAL AND CONSTRUCTION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS AND CHANGES TO THE STATE’S ENERGY PRIORITIES POLICY. BY SENATORS LASEE AND WANGGAARD.
WRPC has submitted information on the Flambeau Mine to Senator Cullen’s Select Committee on Mining. Click the pdf link below to access it: