Mitigating runoff is a win-win-win for Minnesotans. It saves farmers' money by keeping their healthy soil where it should be -- on their land for the next generation to continue growing America's food. It helps the environment by keeping excess soil and pollution from harming our streams, rivers and lakes. And it helps preserve Minnesota's culture of outdoorsmanship, be it fishing, boating, hunting or kayaking in our clean and safe waterways. Please sign our petition to say you support preventing runoff in Minnesota.
The Sax-Zim Bog is a precious natural and economic resource. It supports as many as 240 avian species, is an internationally popular destination for birders and other recreators, and it supports a variety of industries including mining and logging. A massive tailings disposal area known as the Eveleth Taconite Tailings Basin lies within 10 miles of the bog already and is seeking to expand by 1,300 acres under a 30-year-old federal permit. Such extensive destruction of wetlands inside this special area should be reviewed rigorously under current guidelines. Take action to ask the Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize the protection of natural resources for long-term environmental and economic goals over one mine's proposal.
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is one of the largest and most pristine water wildernesses in North America. It is also home to the Duluth Complex, which includes some of the world's richest untapped deposits of copper, nickel, cobalt, platinum, palladium and gold. Mining companies are on the verge of tapping these mineral deposits, which could bring a dangerous new mining boom to one of Minnesota's and the world's greatest natural treasures. Take our action alert to stand up against these destructive proposals and join our mailing list for updates and future action opportunities.
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