Timeless Media Productions and Michigan State University Environmental Journalism Class: Please watch this important video if you treasure the unspoiled beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Thank you to Michigan State University Environmental Journalism class students Samantha Harris and Michelle Verdura for editing, producing and writing this documentary
This video by Timeless Media Productions is so important – because soon the Upper Peninsula will have sulfide mines springing up faster than morel mushrooms.
Each location will be left with a toxic mess after 7 years – and each location will only briefly employ about 100 to 150 people.
That’s the best case scenario:
The current project could cause the Salmon Trout River to collapse into the mine sending millions of gallons of sulfuric acid into Lake Superior (Try cleaning that up).
Kennecott doesn’t care what they leave behind – the company has proved this at their literally hundreds of other mining sites across the globe and as close as Wisconsin.
Kennecott Minerals is an evil corporation – and so are many of the other companies who are looking at the sacred Eagle Rock site as a test – and will follow suit if the mine is built and successfully earns the owners billions of dollars while destroying hundreds and hundreds of acres of pristine wilderness plus sacred Eagle Rock, the site of Ojibwa spiritual ceremonies for hundreds of years.
Kennecott Eagle Minerals and the state of Michigan should be ashamed – but they are not – that a scared site will be basted with dynamite.
The two simply have no respect for the Ojibwa traditions of the environment of the Upper Peninsula.
Anyone who takes a job with this company should be aware the company has a long history not caring about worker’s rights and health.
If this underground mine collapsed on workers – the company would do little for the families and with those values it makes me wonder how much they would be willing to spend on a rescue versus the amount of minerals left in the ground.