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Issues & Events in 2014
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Celebrate the UP! 2015
will be in Marquette
Friday will have the UPEC board meeting followed by
Featured Speaker open the public.
Saturday will have Presentations by a number of invited speakers. So
mark you calendars for this year's Celebrate the UP!
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Celebrate 2014 Info
On going issues & opportunities:
Information about Mining:
updates on Mining Issues
Public Meeting on Haul Road 595: Marquette Feb 2012
in the Lake Superior Basin
Mining in the State of Michigan
Proposed Kennecott Mine Eagle Project Update
Due to the extreme complexity of this issue and the many fronts
going on simultaneously, here is an update of events that have taken
place in the past year to date from Save the Wild UP:
Some Hot Issues are discussed here in Jon Saari's op-eds that appeared in Marquette's Mining Journal
KeweenawNow and other publications; Jon is a retired NMU professor, also member
and past president of UPEC and Board Member of Save the Wild UP.
Wisconsin Citizens May Sue Kennecott for
Ongoing Pollution at the Flambeau Mine
The Wisconsin Resources Protection Council (WRPC) announced it
intends to file a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Department of
Natural Resources (WDNR) and Kennecott's Flambeau Mining Company
(FMC). The lawsuit would be in response to ongoing water pollution
that violates Wisconsin law and the Federal Clean Water Act at the
Flambeau mine in Rusk County. Since Kennecott and other mining
companies have promoted the Flambeau mine around the world as an
example of a "green" and sustainable mine, winning this lawsuit will
help protect everyone's freshwater resources. More info here:
Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan
On Sunday, February 21, 2010, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
announced an ambitious 5-year plan to tackle toxic contamination,
invasive species and dwindling wildlife habitat in the Great Lakes
region. Jackson announced that the federal government plans to spend
$2.2 billion restoring this precious ecosystem, which stores 20
percent of the world's freshwater.
For more information on the full action plan announced by
Administrator Jackson, click here:
Great Lakes Restoration Action
Read the FY 2010-14
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan
The Peter Wolfe Chapter of the North
Country Trail Offers Volunteer Adventures!
The NCTA looks for volunteers to help build and
maintain the trail in the Western UP. Work begins in June and runs thru
the summer. For more information, go to their website at
There are volunteer opportunities across the UP to help
with NCT building, support and maintenance,
click here to visit other Michigan NCT chapter's webpages.