March 2007 Views
-- May 2007 Viewpoints
March 2007 Viewpoints
Stop the Eagle Mine Project forever
By Ted Johnson Posted
CALUMET -- Ted Johnson of Calumet asks local residents to step forward and
stop Kennecott Minerals' proposed Eagle Project for sulfide mining on the
Yellow Dog Plains before it is too late. "The Upper Peninsula is the last bastion in Michigan capable of saving the pristine landscapes, the unspoiled lakes and rivers, tribal ceded lands, major bird and wildfowl flyways, trophy deer and fish, a safe and friendly living environment, and unique and remaining
resources," Johnson writes. He notes how unsustainable "economic"
development, such as sulfide mining, actually decreases the value and serenity of
the land and leaves communities to clean up the environmental destruction. more
Letter: M-16s in the forest? I thought it was a joke.
By Bonnie Peterson Posted
-- On Thursday afternoon, Feb. 22, 2007, members of the Michigan
Tech Army ROTC program reportedly conducted a training session in the BOSS Snowplow Wax
Center located on the MTU cross-country Ski Trails (now called the MTU Nordic Training Center).
In an email to cross-country skiers a few days in advance of the training
session, Mike Abbott, Michigan Tech Sports and Recreation director, informed skiers of the ROTC plan to use this facility. Several skiers sent comments to the email list. Bonnie Peterson
sent a strong objection, questioning the appropriateness of a military use
for the skiing facility: "It's contrary to the peace of the woods; its plainly disturbing to see people with rifles, no
matter where they are or what their purpose. What does this say to our children?"
Peterson wrote. Replies to the skiers' list and to Peterson in private accused
her of being "unpatriotic." She shares her views here in a letter to
the editor. more
-- May 2007 Viewpoints
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