Take Action

  1. Join the “Precious Waters” campaign to protect Minnesota’s lakes, rivers and streams from sulfide mining pollution. Making a financial donation makes a big difference. This film and the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness’ work on sulfide mining is supported by people like you who share our values of clean water and stewardship of our resources for future generations. Contributions in any amount are very helpful.
  2. Submit your comments on a plan for more sulfide mining exploration near the BWCAW by June 30. The U.S. Forest Service needs to hear from all Minnesota citizens about their concerns. Your voice is important.
  3. Contact your legislators and tell them we need stronger protections for our clean water and taxpayers. Minnesota’s elected officials need to hear your concerns about sulfide mining.
  4. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper explaining your concerns about sulfide mining. Sulfide mining will affect all Minnesotans who care about the health and future of our environment. It is a statewide issue. Write a letter to your local paper about the film, about the threats sulfide mining poses to our clean water and tax dollars, about the deficiencies in the PolyMet proposal or in our existing mining regulations.

And don’t forget to share the film with your friends and family by posting it on Facebook, Twitter, or your website or blog or requesting a DVD to organize a showing.

 

The public comment deadline is February 3, 2010. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers need to hear from all Minnesota citizens about their concerns regarding the PolyMet project. Your voice is important. You can learn more about the project’s specifics and send in your comments at www.preciouswaters.org.