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Uploaded on Jul 10, 2011

Opponents of sulfide "acid" mining in Michigan's Upper Peninsula held strategy meetings in mid-February to galvanize their single ideal: There is no place for destructive sulfide mining on the Yellow Dog Plains or anywhere in the Great Lakes.
(Marquette, Michigan) - Opponents of Kennecott Minerals and their subsidiaries have teamed with a legend in the battle against those committing environmental crimes.
Environmental warrior Lois Gibbs was dubbed the "Mother of the Superfund" after she successfully battled chemical companies in the infamous Love Canal saga.
In Part 3, seven-year-old Marquette youth Cody asks a direct question to Gibbs that highlights the bottom-line about the dangers of sulfide mining. As children are prone to do, Cody asked the most important question of the night after the adults had already asked their questions.
Save the Wild U.P. and other sulfide mining opponents met with Boston attorney Peter B. Sessa, who represents the nonprofit Gibbs founded and is executive director - The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) in Falls Church, Virginia.
For several days in February 2011, Boston attorney Peter Sessa, representing an environmental nonprofit founded by Lois Gibbs, helped sulfide mining opponents galvanize their battle plans
Groups opposed to the mine will unseat and defeat all elected officials who support the mine.
No Democrat or Republican will be spared as groups seek to expose criminal activities involving Kennecott, its lobbyists and Michigan's greedy elected officials.
Gibbs believes the pristine beauty of northern Michigan is worth saving and said the numerous sulfide mines planned will leave huge areas of the U.P. a moonscape.
The Anishinaabe nation is sickened that Kennecott Eagle Minerals is planning to dynamite through sacred Eagle Rock in the spring of 2011 - the desecration of a sacred religious, spiritual and ceremonial site for the Ojibwa.
Ojibwa singer Bobby Bullett says placing the entrance of the sulfide mine in Eagle Rock shows a sickness of mind in humans and international corporations have reached.
In fact, all of mines opened by Kennecott Minerals have turned into environmental disasters - and the company has been accused of murder and human rights violations.
Many Ojibwa believe that the desecration of Eagle Rock will lead to death and disaster for all those who enter the mine - that opponents hope to halt in its tracks through ongoing litigation and new tactics that will be unveiled in 2011.

Related Links:

Special thanks to the Chicago-area band "Dragon Fire Parade" for the use of their songs:
"The Last Leaf to Fall"
"Am I the Only One Alive"
"Saturnalia"
http://www.myspace.com/dragonfireparade

Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ)
Lois Marie Gibbs, Executive Director
http://www.chej.org
chej@chej.org
703-237-2249

Lois Gibbs bio:
http://audubonmagazine.org/profile/pr...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_Gibbs

Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ)
Falls Church, Virginia

Peter Blaise Sessa, attorney, activist, Boston, MA
In February 2011, Boston attorney Peter Sessa helped sulfide mining opponents galvanize their battle plans.
Sessa is a board member for CHEJ
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12892149­45&v
www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-sessa/12/69/8­03
With Lois, CHEJ for 30 years
617-523-3663
Sessa, Glick & Quiroga
Boston, MA
02108

Save the Wild U.P.
Marquette, MI
info@savethewildup.org
www.savethewildup.org
906-228-4444
Kristi A. Mills, Director
906-250-3350
Adrian Bakker, Ex. Sec.
adrianbakker@gmail.com
SWUP Facebook Page:
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=200790150­72

Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve
Big Bay, MI
906-345-9223
ydwp@yellowdogwatershed.org
www.yellowdogwatershed.org
Emily Whittaker, executive director
elimywhit@hotmail.com
Cynthia Pryor, Sulfide Mining Campaign Director
Wendy Johnson, Preserve Coordinator
Chauncey "River Walker" Moran, Yellow Dog RiverKeeper

Concerned Citizens of Big Bay
Big Bay, MI
Gene Champagne, founder
906-345-9217
planner@up.net
www.nosulfidemine.com

Michelle Halley, National Wildlife Federation attorney, Lake Superior Project manager
Marquette, MI
906-361-0520
halley@nwf.org
www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Cen­ter/Faces-of-NWF/Michelle-Halley.aspx

Stand for the Land blog:
http://standfortheland.com
Gabriel Caplett
gcaplett@gmail.com
Teresa Bertossi
teresabertossi@gmail.com
906-942-7325

Cedar Tree Institute:
www.CedarTreeInstitute.org
Rev. Jon Magnuson
magnusonx2@charter.net
906-228-5494
906-360-5072
Greg Peterson
Cedar Tree Institute, volunteer media advisor
earthkeeper@charter.net
906-401-0109

Special thanks:
Laura Farwell, who works quietly behind the scenes

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