We Support Minnesota MiningWSMM Commentary Regarding John Myers Article In The Duluth News Tribune: Education and a teachable moment for Minnesota.
I'm not one to waste a teaching moment where it is applicable. The following statement was made in the below article written by John Myers of the Duluth News Tribune.
Neither Rapala nor the Downstream Coalition have expressed any views opposing traditional iron ore mining in Minnesota.
Are these groups aware of what they do support?
There is always a danger in assuming but I imagine that both this corporation and the Downstream Coalition are supporters of Democratic air, water and land use policy. It is evident they are activists regarding these issues. So what regulations are environmental activists and activist news media pushing for legislatively and via sue and settle lawsuits?
Reading material to review from the Iron Ore Alliance and the Water Legacy Website:
Posting: There is a difference between supporting mining and being opposed to specifically copper sulfide mining near the BWCA!
Posting: Copper Education - Minnesota And Flambeau Comparisons, Ore Sulfide Bodies
Most of the world's minerals come from sulfide minerals
Posting: Water Resource Documents Regarding Sulfate And Water Quality In Three Minnesota Cities
The point? Iron ore comes from sulfide bearing minerals, water standards affect ALL of mining in Minnesota along with all of the municipalities in it. This statement appears to be little more than a deflection of what is obvious to most in Minnesota as a Democratic party anti land use along with draconian water and air standards to obstruct and shut down all of mining.
This is what environmental extremist and activist groups support.
Get it right in regards to agendas being put forth in the media.
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