Environment/Energy

Congress Requires Military to Pursue Alternatives to Burning Munitions

With President Obama’s signature on the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, a nationwide grassroots campaign to ensure the safe disposal of our nation’s conventional munitions stockpile secured a key victory. The amendment, written by U.S.

Michigan mine threatens Menominee Nation’s sacred sites

By Al Gedicks

Imagine an open pit mine deeper than the height of Wisconsin’s tallest building, Milwaukee’s U.S. Bank tower. The depth of that pit, a mere 150 feet from the Menominee River (a major Lake Michigan tributary that forms the Wisconsin-Michigan border and flows into Green Bay) would exceed 700 feet. The pit would be 2,000 feet wide and 2,500 feet long. That would be the enormous size of the controversial open pit gold and zinc sulfide mine recently given preliminary approval by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Petition:EPA: End Open Air Burning of Waste Munitions

In communities across America, open burning and detonation of hazardous waste explosives results in the uncontrolled release of toxic heavy metals, energetic compounds, perchlorate, nitrogen oxides, dioxins and other carcinogens to the environment, placing the health of our soldiers, workers and neighbors at risk.

Pancakes for Peace at The Energy Fair in Custer, WI

Pancakes for Peace this Friday, June 17th from 8 to 10:30am at the Energy Fair in Custer

Tell the USDA you Want Meat, Milk, Eggs from Authentically Organic Farms --- Not Livestock Factories

Major concerns that Cornucopia scientists and researchers share with other allies:

Petition: Drop the Lawsuit!

Colombia Support Network asks us to join them in signing this petition.

A U.S. mining company has launched a $16.5 billion lawsuit against Colombia.

What did Colombia do to earn this dubious distinction? Well, the government stopped a deadly gold mine that was threatening the Amazon rainforest.

Not only does the Colombian government have a right to protect the world’s most diverse rainforest from profit-hungry mining interests -- it has a duty to do so.

Public Comment - Non-Metallic Mining Until April 30, 2016

Department releases draft permits related to non-metallic mining for public comment; develops new groundwater study on industrial sand mining

By Central Office March 16, 2016

Contact(s): Roberta Walls, 608-785-9272

MADISON - The Department of Natural Resources has released two general permits for public comment related to non-metallic mining.

In addition, the department is also developing a new study aimed at better understanding potential groundwater affects from industrial sand mining.

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