The Lake Superior Binational Forum offers this section of its web site about mining that allows visitors to have easy access to many facets of mining impacts in the Lake Superior basin. The portal provides links to resources that offer diverse perspectives about mining activities including socio-economic and environmental impacts. We also have links to mining corporations, citizens' groups, tribal responses, regulatory agencies, historical information sites, photographs, experts' PowerPoint presentations at conferences, books, news, and many other resources.
The Forum offers this as a source of information that reflects many perspectives expressed in a community where a mine is operated or proposed. The links included are meant to offer information that can help communities make well-informed choices for their future. Inclusion in this database does not necessarily mean the Forum overtly supports any one mine, position, perspective, or resource.
The sections of the website are:
The Forum welcomes your comments and suggestions for additional resources to post in this mining section -- simply use our online Speak Out Form to submit your thoughts.
"This website offers a wide range of information representing diverse stakeholders' perspectives about mining impacts," said Bruce Lindgren, U.S. Forum co-chair. "We hope people from many communities of interest and perspectives will use the site to get solid information about potential mining impacts in order to make well-informed decisions. The Forum will use this portal to assemble, study, and share information on the cumulative impacts of mines on the Lake Superior ecosystem."
The Forum received Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support the development of this website.
For more information visit http://www.superiorforum.org/mining
The Lake Superior Binational Program represents a partnership of federal, state, provincial, and First Nations/tribal governments that work together and with citizens to ensure the protection of the Lake Superior basin ecosystem. The Lake Superior Binational Forum is a citizen stakeholder group of Americans and Canadians who work together to provide input to governments about these efforts and to educate basin residents about ways to protect and restore the lake basin's natural environment.