We pledge to defend the Bad River Watershed from Open-Pit Mining!
  • Petitioned Mining Impact Coalition and Bad River Ojibwe

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Mining Impact Coalition and Bad River Ojibwe

We pledge to defend the Bad River Watershed from Open-Pit Mining!

    1. Petition by

      Madison Action for Mining Alternatives

Pledge your support below for those who are threatened by open-pit mining in the Bad River Watershed.

Some things you can do to put your pledge into action:

-Attend the Penokee Hills Education Project fundraiser, May 24 at the Bad River Casino and Convention Center in Odanah, WI. A campout at Copper Falls State Park will take place following the fundraiser, May 24-26.

-Hold an educational event and fundraiser in your community to assist with legal challenges to the new mining law. Donations may sent to the Bad River Tribe, P.O. Box 36, Odanah, WI 54861.

-Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper pledging to fight the mine and explaining why.

More resources can be found at www.wnpj.org/penokeemine, www.savethewatersedge.com, www.miningimpactcoalition.org, and www.unitedindefenseofthewater.com.

Mining Impact Coalition and Bad River Ojibwe
We, the undersigned, pledge to do all in our power to protect and defend the Bad River Watershed against mining interests who seek to make a profit at the expense of our commonly-held water, air, land, economy, and health.

[Your name]

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    Reasons for signing

    • Regenia Holmes MADISON, WI
      • 8 months ago

      We do not need any further contaminants in our waters.

    • Casey Haime MINONG, WI
      • 8 months ago

      I don't believe a mine will be beneficial for the long term of the area. The watershed will be polluted and in the end we will be left with a scarred landscape. The Penokees will be destroyed and the beauty that people are attracted to will be gone. There will be a few more jobs for a while, but eventually there will be a bust. The mine will be used up, and our economy will be worse off. The history of the area has shown similar booms and busts. In the end, it is the out of state mining company owners and operators that will essentially be destroying something grand, using the workers under the pretense of helping them out, all to funnel money into their own pockets. In the end, no one can win with the mine.

    • Ann Knapstein MADISON, WI
      • 8 months ago


    • dory christensen MADISON, WI
      • 8 months ago

      I am extremely concerned about the damage we are doing to our Mother Earth!!! All of us need to get together to change our ways for the benefit of our future generations.

      • 9 months ago

      We must Honor the mother of all life on our planet, our mother, the Earth. Stop raping her for pleasure of the few.


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