I have spent a lot of time in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota with friends and family. I have made over 25 trips to this area and will continue to do so for as long as I am able.
I am reaching out to as many people as I can to inform them of a proposed potential environmental disaster. There are two companies actively attempting to start mining for copper sulfide. PolyMet is a Swiss company owned by Glencore and Twin Metals which is a Chilean conglomerate owned by Autofagasta. These proposed mines can heavily pollute the watersheds surrounding the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Looking at the history of copper mining- all of them have caused heavy pollution and contamination of soils and groundwater, as well as watersheds and wildlife. Not to mention the sheer amount of damage in the mining process alone.
I am asking any and all readers, if they see fit to do so, to sign the petition to stop the mines and save the Boundary Waters. There is an organization that is actively resisting and fighting the proposals at a grassroots level as well as in the courts.
Please go to the Friends of the BWCA website and sign the petition. Their website is http://www.friends-bwca.org
I appreciate any all who step up and try to make a difference. My sincerest thanks, VeloxSeeker.