Dear Editor,

We are continually hearing and reading about pollution/contamination problems such as: PFAS, Flint/lead, mega farms, mining aftermaths, mill sludge, Menominee River pollution, “garbage” buried in the bay, etc.

These are all after the fact pollution/contamination problems. What we folks here in our community should concentrate on is understanding the great possibility of our environment being damaged by a group that thinks a mine in our area would be an asset to us even though they neither live here, nor have a real stake in our community. The proposed mine will surely at some point in time cause major damage costing us millions of dollars to try to clean up. Isn’t taking a stand before rather than after the smart way to deal with a problem? Think about it.

 

Carole J. Boerner

Representative of the Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River