A tribe in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA, is appealing to the United Nations in an effort to restrain sulphide mining.
The tribe hopes to strengthen its position through an international agreement signed by the Obama Administration. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community says mines that produce sulphuric acid can pollute the water and threaten places sacred to tribes in the Great Lakes.
The Keweenaw tribe fought Rio Tinto subsidiary Kennecott’s Eagle Mine, a new copper and nickel mine under construction in Marquette County.
See http://ipr.interlochen.org/ipr-news-features/episode/tribes-appeal-united-nations-over-mines/2012-05-02.
Action: Tell the United States Congress and President Barack Obama: Pass a moratorium to stop sulfide mining in the Great Lakes watershed!
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