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Watershed waters pour gently through the Penokees where the people have lived and depended on these clean waters for several thousand years. They share their hearts with you about this sacred place in danger of being ravaged, their home, their trees, paths, rocks, rice, fish, waters. Listen, you will learn. We can rise up together and stop this unspeakable event, this unspeakable worship of a few dollars traded for milleniums of devastation.

Sat Dec 20, 2014 at 9:38 AM PT: gogebic iron mining.  
Tragic impending development of the planet's most massive open pit iron mine is targeted to be permitted to rip scrape and gouge through the pristine wilderness of the Penokee mountain range that traverses from the upper t25% of northwestern Wisconsin, rippling with watersheds flowing into Lake Superior, through miles of delicate wild rice Eco systems and into Superior's waters that flow past the beaches and waters embracing the shores of the Apostle Islands,treasured wild beaches ,waters,woods of northern Wisconsin. The refuse of the mile deep, 21 mile- long mine, ore- tailings will be dumped in huge mounds on site.  The main mineral in the tailings is iron pyrite.  When wetted with rainwater, the waste ore tailings of iron pyrite will convert to sulphuric acid runoff.  yes, Sulphuric acid.  The increased acid content added to the runoff into the watershed system flowing through the trout streams, rice fields and fisheries, will alter them for hundreds ,probably thousands of years. Toxic to all life systems, millions of rice plants,thousands of wild birds,fish,and living things there will die due to loss of the habitat they are suited to thrive in. The mine will also foul the drinking and cooking water of thousands of people who have depended on these waters, and eat the rice grown in the waters as well as the fish varieties depending on the clean water.  The prevention of this mine is an immense moral imperative. Loss of the region is way more than the sum of its parts. The waters symbolize spiritual unity with nature, they are sacred to all who live there.  Wisconsin needs to preserve its natural treasures. We need to defend this one with all our hearts. Rise up, good people. We must take a stand and succeed!    For more details look under action issues on the deforestareaprogressives.nationbuilder.com site.  

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