2012 Spring Project

2012 Spring Project

Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

Amount: $ 2000

Project Title: Protecting the Boundary Waters and Lake Superior from Toxic Sulfide Mining Pollution

Project Description: Mining companies are proposing sulfide mining on the edge of the Boundary Waters and in the Lake Superior watershed. A proposal for Canadian-based PolyMet to develop a mine is undergoing environmental review. If approved, it would set a bad precedent, dir


Friends of the Land of Keweenaw

Amount: $ 2200

Project Title: FOLK Mining Education and Empowerment Campaign: An Assessment of New Mining’s Economic Impact on the Western UP

Project Description: With the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) approval of the Eagle Mine in Marquette County, the way opened for a new wave of mining in the western region of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which lies over a rich vein of sulfide ore. The two


Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources

Amount: $ 2000

Project Title: Acton Quarry

Project Description: Acton Quarry : Decision Making is a grassroots effort led by Protect Our Water and Environmental resources (P.O.W.E.R.) to stop the expansion and new license for the Acton Quarry in Halton Hills, Ontario.  With the current licensed area, some 1300 acres a


Sierra Club Ontario-Great Lakes Section

Amount: $ 2000

Project Title: Protecting and Restoring Georgian Bay Wetlands

Project Description: Sierra Club is supporting a comparison of the health of aquatic life in Georgian Bay’s diked or impounded wetlands to natural wetlands.  This information will be used in our public education and advocacy activities to influence wetland protection policies


Water Legacy

Amount: $ 2500

Project Title: Clean Water Act Sulfide Mining Advocacy

Project Description: Water Legacy’s Clean Water Act Sulfide Mining Advocacy Project will use legal and scientific advocacy, collaboration with tribal and agency staff and citizen engagement to urge that Clean Water Act (CWA) authority be exercised to scrutinize wetlands permi


Mohican Advocates, Inc.

Amount: $ 1500

Project Title: “Save Our Parks” Web Application

Project Description: The Ohio Legislature voted in 2011 to lease out Ohio’s State Parks and Forests for drilling, fracking, and logging operations.  This means that the wetlands, streams, rivers and lakes within these lands could be degraded by siltation and direct contaminat


Concerned Citizens of Big Bay

Amount: $ 2000

Project Title: Air Quality Monitoring Issues Around Kennecott’s Eagle Mine

Project Description: The Concerned Citizens of Big Bay have recently become aware of some serious air quality issues in our area due to venting at the mine portal through what is believed to be an unregulated vent.  There are no air quality monitors at the mine site or in the


Wisconsin Resources Protection Council

Amount: $ 2500

Project Title: Monitoring the Results of the Flambeau Mine near Ladysmith, Wisconsin

Project Description: In January 2011, WRPC, the Center for Biological Diversity and Laura Gauger jointly filed a citizen suit against Flambeau Mining Company (FMC; a subsidiary of Kennecott Minerals/Rio Tinto) in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin,


Native American Educational Technologies, Inc.

Amount: $ 2500

Project Title: The Indigenous Voice Advocating for Our Mother Earth

Project Description: One of Lake Superior’s prime aquatic habitats is under serious threat from sulfide contaminated mining and Wisconsin’s environmental activists are turning to the Native American’s treaty rights to stop the disaster before it happens.



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