Protect Superior National Forest from Exploitation as a Sulfide-Mining District
Mining special interests and their political supporters want to:
- Open up 86,000 or more acres of Superior National Forest to create a huge sulfide mining district.
- Remove environmental protections and the requirement for independent appraisals to protect taxpayers.
- Allow this exchange of federal lands without disclosing which homes, businesses, resorts, lakes and recreational areas would be impacted by minerals exploitation.
- Deny citizens and tribes a voice in these decisions about public lands.
Please urge the Minnesota senators to oppose Congressman Chip Cravaak’s signature bill, HR 5544 that passed the House on 9/12/12, and any attempt to introduce or enact a bill like it in the Senate.
NOTE: Please also take a minute to customize your message. It is more effective if you begin by telling how this bill would affect you (for example, because you live in the Lake Superior or Boundary Waters watershed, you hunt, gather, fish or own property in or near the Superior National Forest).