Stop the mine

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To the editor:

I wish Michigan had the “Prove It First” law that Wisconsin has. The world also wishes that, because we hear from various places that are also fighting mines on rivers but they don’t have that law either.

Wisconsin, please don’t let Sen. Tiffany get away with abolishing that law just because he and others want money.

We all want clean water, not the money that will help investors but will cause mines to contaminate our pure Michigan water. We don’t oppose all mines, only mines that want to be located near water. Water is life, and once it is contaminated, it can’t be cleaned up again. No mine has left clean water, and most are not even next to water.

We have a major company, Cabela’s, that is sponsoring a walleye fishing event in our area because of our clean water’s many walleyes. It is expected to benefit our area with thousands of dollars. Once the mine pollutes our water, it will never happen again and the economic benefits of this type of sport will be lost.

Pollute the Menominee River and you pollute our Green Bay; pollute our Green Bay and you pollute Lake Michigan; pollute Lake Michigan and pollute the rest of the Great Lakes? The Great Lakes are 25 percent of all the world’s fresh water. Do we want to allow this possibility? No!

It’s your job to help stop the mine. Contact your elected officials.

Pat Winter,

Menominee, Michigan