What businesses depend on the Menominee River?
The Coalition is looking for contact information regarding businesses that depend on the Menominee River. This is at the request of our attorney, Ted Warpinski, who will use this information to support our efforts in establishing the Menominee River as a river of commerce. Thank you!
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by Al Gedicks
Executive Secretary, Wisconsin Resources Protection Council
June 14, 2017
Tell investors that this proposed open-pit, sulfide mine next to the Menominee River has no “Social License to Operate.”
Aquila Resources has proposed a large, open-pit, sulfide mine a mere 150 feet from the Menominee River (a major Lake Michigan tributary which forms the Wisconsin-Michigan border and flows into Green Bay).
The mine footprint is located on the original Tribal Homeland of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. The Tribe is concerned about pollution of the Menominee River and the destruction of sacred sites.
Send a letter to the main financial investors in the Back Forty proposed mine, letting them know that this project faces growing opposition in Wisconsin and Michigan and does not have a “Social License to Operate.” According to mining risk analysts like Ernst & Young, the 4th greatest risk to mining investors comes from “ignoring community voices and their environmental and public health concerns.”
Send letters to the principal investors in the Back Forty Project:
1. Mr. Oskar Lewnowski, CIO
Orion Mine Finance Group
1121 Avenue of the Americas – Suite 3000
New York, NY 10036
2. Candace Brule,
25 York Street – Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2V5
80 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5JL