Resource wars – Great Lakes

 We thank author, Al Gedicks, a Waterlegacy Advisory Committee member, for permission to post his latest article.
NOTE: Mr. Gedicks will be giving a presentation on "Extreme Mining in Wisconsin: from Crandon to Mountaintop Removal of the Penokee Hills" at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ) on Saturday, October 8 in Madison from 12:30 to 2:15 pm. The session will begin with a showing of his documentary film on the Crandon mine battle, Keepers of the Water (38 minutes). Frank Koehn, president of the Penokee Hills Education Project has been invited to  join this discussion.
At 3:00 pm Winona La Duke will give a keynote presentation on mining threats to the Lake Superior Anishinaabe. For more information, contact WNPJ: or (608) 250-9240 or

September 2011 Z Magazine
By Al Gedicks    Al Gedicks’s ZSpace Page
Unjustified technological optimism led to BP’s Gulf Coast oil spill and the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Now, proposals to deploy that same unchecked and faulty industrial logic threaten Wisconsin’s water and the Upper Great Lakes. A coal-mining company is proposing a gigantic open pit mine and massive waste piles that have all the makings of a future ecological disaster that would extend far beyond Wisconsin.   Read the article …