Aquila Permit Update 11/23/19

December 4, 2019

BACK FORTY PROJECT – IS IT A DONE DEAL? NO! November 23, 2019 NOTE:  AQUILA DOES NOT HAVE ALL NECESSARY BACK FORTY PERMITS.               As of November 23, 2019, only ONE of FIVE required permits has been both “issued” and deemed “effective,” and that is the NPDES Permit, #1 on… Read more

Letter to “The Mining Journal”

September 14, 2019

Mine isn’t done deal To the Journal editor: The Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River Inc. filed suit in Michigan state court contesting the signing of the “Wetlands Permit” which contains 28 pages of single-spaced “conditions” to be met by Aquila before the permit is valid. The court case is not over, so no… Read more

Talking points to use when following up from the public hearing

July 5, 2019

TOP FIVE TALKING POINTS The Back Forty Mine site will be located within a landscape that features significant ancient Menominee Tribal cultural resources, including tribal burial grounds, historic agricultural sites and ceremonial sites. Mining operations will destroy these irreplaceable resources and irreversibly harm the Menominee River and nearby wetlands.  While… Read more

Use the power of the pen!

June 28, 2019

Action Needed on Back Forty Mine! CITIZENS AGAINST THE BACK FORTY MINE·THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019 (From our friends at River Alliance of Wisconsin) More than 300 people attended and 60 people spoke at the consolidated Back Forty Mine/Aquila Resources permit hearing on Tuesday evening. Thank you to everyone who attended… Read more

Federal lawsuit regarding the wetlands permit

November 16, 2018

PRESS RELEASE On November 13, 2018, the Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River, Inc. filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking review of the federal government’s handling of the wetlands permit for the proposed Back Forty Mine. As has been well publicized, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers… Read more

Monthly meeting change of venue

September 29, 2018

Our monthly meetings will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1600 University Drive, Marinette. First Thursday of the month 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you there! Read more