Led by The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, six bands of the Anishinaabeg Territory have sent a letter to the EPA asking them to undertake a 404c process, which would allow them to pre-emptively stop the open pit taconite mine proposed for the Penokee Hills of Wisconsin because of the importance of the resources that it threatens. Letters of support are needed from the public. The letters will be hand delivered to the EPA when the tribes meet with Region 5 Director, Dr. Susan Hedman.
You can find a sample letter here.
Please send your letters to Bad River by Friday, August 15, 2014.
You can e-mail your letter to CommDir@badriver-nsn.gov
Or, mail a hard copy to
Mark Anthony Rolo, Bad River Legal Department, PO Box 39, Odanah, Wi 54861
For more information visit, www.protectpenokeehills.org/