Lake Michigan is both plentiful and finite, and sustains life in the United States and Canada, where it is held in trust for all the people.
This Saturday watch this dramatic story of the Bad River Band and their work to stop a bad mining proposal in northern Wisconsin which threatens local waters and Lake Superior.
WISCONSIN has been an environmental leader since 1910, when the state’s voters approved a constitutional amendment promoting forest and water conservation. Decades later, pioneering local environmentalists like Aldo Leopold and Senator Gaylord Nelson, who founded Earth Day in 1970, helped forge the nation’s ecological conscience. But now, after the recent passage of a bill that would allow for the construction of what could be the world’s largest open-pit iron ore mine, Wisconsin’s admirable history of environmental stewardship is under attack.
The Council of Canadians is calling on the Wisconsin Ministry of Natural Resources to stop a dock project that would allow for the construction of an oil terminal and the eventual transportation of tar sands crude through the Great Lakes.