Stop Mining Project From Destroying Pristine Wilderness

Target: Deb Haaland, Secretary of Department of the Interior

Goal: Prevent Twin Metals mining company from poisoning local wildlife and driving life-long residents from their homes.

For years, Twin Metals has been pushing to construct an environmentally destructive copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters, which straddles the US-Canadian Border and is comprised of land in Minnesota and Ontario. The mine would be situated on Superior National Forest land which is located inside the watershed that flows into the Boundary Waters. The Obama administration refused to renew two leases required by Twin Metals to proceed, but the decision was reversed during the Trump era. Now the Biden administration has the opportunity to block the leases and move forward with an environmental study that could potentially block mining in this region for the next 20 years.

If this crucial move is made by our current officials it will protect the many locals who rely solely on the Boundary Waters for their livelihood. The proposed 30,000-acre mine would produce enormous amounts of air, water, noise, and light pollution, as well as a surge in traffic, catastrophically transforming the landscape of the now-pristine wooded wilderness. The US Forest Service produced a report stating that the mine would undoubtedly result in the seepage of toxic metals, which would cause irreversible damage to the surrounding wetlands and poison wildlife for miles around. Help protect the character and integrity of these crucially important wetlands and stop greedy mining companies from continuing to devastate our delicate precious ecosystems.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Haaland,

We are pleading with you to help preserve Minnesota’s Boundary Waters and block Twin Metals’ proposed mining project in the Superior National Forest. If they are permitted to proceed it will be detrimental to not only the wildlife who reside miles upon miles outside of the mine itself, but also to the people who rely on the peace and cleanliness of these lands and waters to maintain their livelihood. 

America is already losing our protected lands to industry at an alarming rate, so it’s imperative that we fight to keep what little preserved acreage we have left. As I’m sure you’re well aware, the destruction left after a mine shuts down is just as damaging as it is when in operation. Therefore, this project will forever change the ecosystem as well as the community, and the life that is there now will never be able to be replaced. 

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here}

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9 Comments

  1. Stop killing all of the animals

  2. Maria Bertrand says:

    Deb Haaland, Secretary of Department of the Interior

    These kinds of destructive initiatives are flying in the face of Green policies. This is not helping the Global climate change issues.

    AND START HAVING SOME REGARD FOR THE ANIMAL WILD LIFE THAT INHABIT ALL THESE AREAS!!!!!!
    ALL THIS GREED HAS TO STOP!!!!!

  3. Julia Edinger says:

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH Maria Bertrand November
    “Deb Haaland, Secretary of Department of the Interior
    These kinds of destructive initiatives are flying in the face of Green policies. This is not helping the Global climate change issues.
    AND START HAVING SOME REGARD FOR THE ANIMAL WILD LIFE THAT INHABIT ALL THESE AREAS!!!!!!
    ALL THIS GREED HAS TO STOP!!!!!” THIS MUST STOP,,, IMMEDIATELY !!! It’s killing precious wildlife and badly NEEDED tree’s …..

  4. Stephanie Geyser says:

    Unfortunately, it’s always money and greed that wins, because God’s nature doesn’t earn a cent for anyone.

  5. Marilyn Logan says:

    Please do what is right to save the wildlife.

  6. It is horrible and disgusting what industrial companies have been and continue to do to our environments. Our beautiful pristine wild lands are getting DESTROYED because of them. Our mountain tops have been flattened and turned into UGLY sites because of this mining destruction. These lands need to remain wild, free, and beautiful to people AND the wildlife that need to live in them.

  7. Why is this even an issue? Do the right thing and stop this mining disaster, otherwise all the grandstanding at climate change conferences is utter BS! While you’re at it, stop the cruel round up of wild horses to appease the cattle industry!!

  8. I totally agree with you, Jane Morrow. This should not even be an issue. And, YES, also stop appeasing the cattle industry!

  9. STOP this ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME!!!!!

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