Admission is free but donations are welcome at the Dec. 5, 2008 documentary event in Marquette, Michigan.
Despite a passionate outcry by the public, Michigan officials – including the Democratic governor – are allowing an international mining company with deep pockets to forever change the pristine wilderness known as the Upper Peninsula.
In fact, Governor Jennifer Granholm’s top northern Michigan aide recently quit his job to become a government relations official (lobbyist) for the mine’s parent company – no doubt a lucrative position.
When the friends of the wilderness betray nature – like our democrat governor – humans have sunk to a new low. Many call it an “Acid” mine because it’s deadly byproduct is Sulfuric acid.
Despite a terrible track record and using unproven technology, Kennecott Minerals claim its Eagle mine project won’t harm the environment. They must think Upper Peninsula residents are stupid – or greedy.
Once this sulfide mine opens near Lake Superior and beneath a pristine trout stream – the floodgates will open across the Upper Peninsula as numerous mining companies are planning to build acid mines and uranium mines.
The Eagle Project is located between many locations used to film “Anatomy of a Murder.” In “Anatomy of a Murder: The Sequel:” Many fear it’s northern Michigan’s tourism industry that will be beaten to death in an environmental rape that will forever strip the innocence from the Lake Superior basin.
The Marquette Iron Range may not have been perfect as it mined iron ore – but those high paying jobs employed thousands for a century or more.
The sulfide mine is expected to close after about 7 years and employ between 100 to 150 workers.
When the mine managers leave – what will be left behind?
Lansing City Pulse article with more on documentary, politics and Governor’s Granholm’s top aid – and point person on controversial mine – going to work for Kennecott parent company
A documentary will be shown on Dec. 5, 2008 in Marquette Michigan about a mining giant with deep pockets and its plan to build a sulfide mine in Marquette County.
That mine will open the flood gates for dozens and maybe hundreds of sulfide and uranium mines.
Some brave citizens and groups are in an all-out war to protect the pristine land and the Salmon Trout River – while questions are raised about state officials and their relationship with Kennecott Minerals.
The state guardians of the environment eagerly jumped into the sack while wooed by Kennecott.
The film was financed by the Charles S. Mott Foundation and produced by the National Wildlife federation.