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Stop the proposed Eagle Rock Sulfide mine!

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Hello everyone, I wanted to bring an important and urgent cause to your attention! My second cousin Drew Nelson has brought something to my attention that I believe is best said in his own words... So if you will please read the following from him and please help us with this cause! Thank you!

" Hello all, 

This is the most important letter I've ever sent you. 

 I want to tell you about something going on very close to my heart.  The proposed Eagle Sulfide mine in the Upper Peninsula of my home Michigan poses a threat to every living thing in the Yellow Dog River watershed.  

 

The company proposes to blast under a trout stream and through a sacred rock outcrop called Eagle Rock by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.  Furthermore, the mine is proposed on public land and only 10 miles from Lake Superior. Kennecott’s project could pave the way to a metallic sulfide and uranium mining district throughout Michigan’s wild Upper Peninsula.  The situation recently escalated with the unlawful arrest of local Big Bay citizen, Cynthia Pryor for “trespassing” on public lands, which spurred members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to occupy Eagle Rock.

...[Creator edit]...  All I ask is you visit these sites, educate your self about what is going on and PLEASE make a donation to those brave heroes who are holding off one of the largest  and most egregious violators of indigenous peoples and our mother the earth.  THIS IS NOT A LOCAL PROBLEM IT IS A GLOBAL PROBLEM.   Jessica Koski, a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community spoke at Rio Tinto's shareholders meeting in London as were people from California, Madagascar, West Paupa, China, Namibia, Indonesia, and Bougainville Island.  ...[Creator edit]...  Please help me stand up for a river and the people at Eagle Rock! "

 -drew nelson 
 human being.

 

A website providing MORE information about this cause:

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/archive/92880679.html

 

The Rio Tinte river named after the acid pollution caused by Rio Tinte parent company of Kennecott...

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