Thousands of Minnesotans like you have told us that protecting the Boundary Waters and Lake Superior from sulfuric acid pollution from new Sulfide Mines is a top priority. This is clearly a critical issue facing Minnesota and one that we must address now. I want you to know that Conservation Minnesota is working hard this year to protect the Boundary Waters and Lake Superior from Sulfide Mining.
- Most Minnesotans are unaware of the differences between Sulfide Mining and traditional iron mines. People don’t know that there is not a single Sulfide Mine, anywhere in the world, that has been operated and successfully closed without polluting local waterways.
- Conservation Minnesota is leading a broad-based public education effort about the dangers of Sulfide Mining, called Mining Truth. Launched in May of 2012, this campaign has raised awareness through billboards, a growing 5,000-member Facebook network, online ads that have been viewed by more than 60,000 people, and targeted radio and television advertising.
- Polling shows that, in the past year, the Mining Truth effort has raised awareness of the issue by more than 25%. We plan to expand this effort in 2013.
Today, you can make a big difference in just a couple of minutes. Please send a message to Governor Dayton, asking him to protect our state’s waters from Sulfide Mining pollution. Follow the link here and send the pre-written letter, but feel free to add your own message as well.
Thanks so much for your help. Together we can protect the Minnesota you love.