W526 Division St
Stephenson, MI 49887
The Public Comment event for the last 3 of 4 (needed to re-do 3 because of their proposed expansion—about doubling the amount of excavating, making lethal and reactive waste on-site forevermore) permits is our last chance to show and voice our opposition specifically to these permits.
We URGE EVERYONE to attend the public hearing in Stephenson, Michigan, high school gym on Tuesday evening, June 25.
With the expected crowds, consider being there before 5p; the hearing starts at 5:30p. All you have to do is show up in the gym!
PLEASE wear your blue Save the Menominee River tee. Those can be obtained each Saturday 9a-12p at the First Street Menominee Farmer’s Market at our table. If you don’t have one and can’t get one, please wear a similar blue shirt/blouse. For the last public comment session, we had about 400 of our blue shirts showing how the locals felt about mining here 50 yards from the Menominee River. his month we hope to show 1000 of us! If you do want to attend, PLEASE try to bring a lot of others along.
YOU do NOT have to speak!
Feel Free to share this with your trusted contacts, even offering to pick up their shirts for them, and driving up together—nearby parking may be a little challenging.
For some added excitement, and to make the biggest showing for the press conference (a closed session, at 4p), consider arriving by 3p. At 3 there’s a Cultural Event of a Youth Water ‘demonstration’… apparently mostly a Native American Group honoring and singing the song of a renowned Native Water Protector woman that walked around the Great Lakes. That should be interesting.
FYI- a recent press release by Aquila Resources claiming they had all the necessary permits and planned to begin mining by 2020 was blatantly false! They do NOT have the final 3 of 4 permits, and any originally issued were only “issued conditionally.” There were over 70 typed pages of conditions that must be met before the permits are valid. Additionally, they have not even applied for the required local special land use permit!