Drilling Permit Prompts Anti-Mining Group To Set Camp

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Only days after Gogebic Taconite was approved for drilling in northwestern Wisconsin, several anti-mining camps have arisen throughout much of the proposed area.

According to WDIO, The Lac Courte Orielles Band of Ojibwe will occupy the Penokee Hills in opposition towards the mining. The Band is designating harvest and educational camps to educate the public on the mine’s potential impact, regardless of whether the person is for or against.

According to LCO tribal members, The camp is a 5-acre setting located on county land where they will harvest and gather, sharing the entire process with the public.

On Thursday, the Wisconsin state Department of Natural Resources approved an exploratory drilling permit for Gogebic Taconite, who are looking to open a giant iron mine in northwestern Wisconsin.

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