Friday, 6 December 2013 | A Public Affair
What could an open-pit mine mean for the ecosystem of the Penokee Hills? Find out more about the controversial plans on this episode of A Public Affair.
On Friday December 6th, our host Esty Dinur was joined Mike Wiggins Jr., Chair of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and geologist Jason Louise Huberty, to get an update on the Gogebic Taconite planned mine in the Penokee Hills and what it could mean for the environment.
Wiggins stressed on The Midwest Environmental Advocates website, “The Penokee Hills are the worst place in the world for an open-pit mine.” Wiggins and Huberty explained and analyzed the consequences the iron-ore mine would have on the ecosystem of the Penokee Hills ranging from the contamination of the ground water to the destruction of rice crops.