Dear County Board Chairman Lienau and the entire County Board,
(Please note this correspondence and attachments are intended for inclusion in the upcoming information packet for the June 27, scheduled monthly meeting).
Attending yesterday’s Legislative Committee meeting and listening again to a constituent request for a county resolution opposing the Aquila Resources’ Back Forty Proposed Mine. I feel it is incumbent upon the County Board to address the public to the certain environmental dangers to Door County and the waters of Green Bay should the “Back Forty, mine be allowed to begin operating ever.
Please see attached below some information on the mine, the Marinette County resolution in opposition to the mine. We as a county body should, I feel, be doing something pro-active in opposing the mine (possibly supporting the Menominee Nation legal actions) for reasons of public safety and protecting our freshwater resource of the Bay of Green Bay, its fisheries and all its recreational opportunities, unquestionably the basis our entire economic future.
Minimally as an initial step, it is incumbent upon the County Board to facilitate a presentation to the entire Board from Professor Al Gedicks who is a professor of sociology emeritus at UW-La Crosse and executive secretary of the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council. http://www.wrpc.net/
This issue needs to be an agenda item for June 27, 2017.
Thanks for your kind attention to this information and my request for immediate action from the County Board of Supervisors.