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E-M:/ Michigan mining Michipicoten Bay near Wawa, Ontario



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Enviro-Mich message from "Anne M. Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>
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While we take Ontario's garbage, Michiganders are also ready, apparently
to set up a HUGE mine on a remote part of the Ontario coastline of Lake
Superior to build roads in Michigan - see below and check an article at
http://www.rapidmagazineinc.com/onlineissues/kayak/v3i2/pdf/09.pdf :


Dear Friends and fellow environmental advocates,

As most of you know, a small group of citizens has been fighting for
almost two years to try and convince the Ontario Ministry of the
Environment (MOE) that an environmental assessment is essential before
a Michigan road building giant is given the green light to mine/quarry
up to 1000 acres (40 hectares) on the shores of Lake Superior at
Michipicoten Bay near Wawa.

The property includes approximately 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres) of
shoreline in what is the longest virtually undeveloped coastline left
in the entire Great Lakes.  Water quality, wildlife habitat and many
other issues are at stake here, in addition to the preservation of this
magnificent coastline.

A decision is expected imminently and your help is urgently needed NOW
to convince MOE that the public counts on them to require an
environmental assessment of this undertaking.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: 
  1.  TO-DAY, RIGHT NOW :
       Vote for an environmental assessment in the Sault Star traprock
poll
         at: http://www.saultstar.com/webapp/sitepages/
                   
  2.   KEEP VOTING EVERY DAY THE POLL IS OPEN -  THIS IS ALLOWED!!

  3.  Stay tuned for new developments.  We'll keep you posted.

PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE TO ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO CARES ABOUT THE
ENVIRONMENT.   LET'S SAVE THIS COASTLINE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR
CHILDREN'S CHILDREN.

Many many thanks from all of us at Citizens Concerned for Michipicoten
Bay.    Mary Jo





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