07/18/2017: Save the Boundary Waters

Posted on behalf of Save the Boundary Waters:

My name is Emma and I work for the campaign to Save the Boundary Waters. This campaign was founded in Ely, MN in response to the threat of proposed copper sulfide mines at the doorstep of the Boundary Waters. We are dedicated to protecting the clean water, clean air, and pristine landscape in the BWCA from the toxic pollution caused by mining metals from sulfide-bearing ore.

Currently, we are in a Public Comment period, where people can weigh in directly to the agencies, and urge them to protect the BWCA. The Forest Service is hosting multiple listening sessions to gauge public sentiment about the proposed copper sulfide mines near the Boundary Waters. These listening sessions are an incredible opportunity for us to show the federal agencies that America’s most toxic industry does not belong in the watershed of the Wilderness.

There is a listening session on July 18th, 2017 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the St. Paul RiverCentre (175 Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102).

We are hosting a gathering for our supporters at 4:00 pm in Rice Park (109 W 4th St, St Paul, MN 55102). This is an opportunity to listen to speakers and gain a deeper understanding of the issue before attending the listening session.

We are hoping to act in solidarity with Edina Indivisible to protect the Boundary Waters. We are expecting a large turnout from both sides of the issue and are hoping to gather as many people as possible.

We cannot fight for the Boundary Waters without your help and we hope to see you on July 18th!

 

P.S. If you have not submitted a comment to the U.S. Forest Service asking for permanent protection for the Boundary Waters, please do so now!