Action Alert 1: Sign-on against the frac attack
Action Alert 2: TODAY: Urge Gov Walker to veto the mascot bill
Action Alert 3: Use your power to shape energy policy
Action Alert 4: Apologize for the U.S. drone attack in Yemen
The WNPJ Environmental Working Group has put together a resolution telling state lawmakers and the media that the citizens of Wisconsin are fed up with frac sand mining threatening our state's environment, quality of life, and local democracy. We are looking for groups from around the state and around the country to sign on to this resolution. If you would like to sign on, please e-mail email@example.com. The deadline for groups to sign on is January 8. Individuals who wish to sign on may do so at this petition.
Action Alert 2: Call Congress on Iran, Pentagon budget
Action Alert 3: Go online for gun background checks
Action Alert 4: Urge U.S. to join nuclear weapons conference
Action Alert 2: Stop G-Tac from blasting the Penokees
Action Alert 3: Call for a veto of race-based mascots
Action Alert 4: Share warmth with Afghanistan
Photo: Cobre Las Cruces copper mine, owned by Canada-based First Quantum Minerals, in 2008 after its walls collapsed. The mine was under the direction of now-GTac president Bill Williams, who ignored government reports that the walls were unstable. (Credit: Ecologistas en Acción)
On November 25, Gogebic Taconite submitted a new bulk sampling plan to the Wisconsin DNR. If the DNR approves this plan, it will be the go-ahead for G-Tac to start blasting the asbestos-filled rock in the Penokee Hills. Among other gems, the plan contains the statement that "no groundwater has been identified at the bulk sample sites" (in the very moist Penokee Hills).
Gogebic Taconite's claims that they can mine the Penokee Hills safely is an insult to the intelligence of Wisconsinites. While many DNR employees are competent and professional, the company is likely to collude with the agency's politically-appointed heads to force the plan to be approved quickly, possibly before the public has a chance to respond.
Action Alert 2: Stand with low-wage workers
Action Alert 3: Keep local oversight of frac sand mining
Action Alert 4: Rally for hospital workers
Action Alert 5: Call for a veto of the racist mascot bill
Action Alert 1: Support hospital workers
Action Alert 2: Call for clean energy and efficiency
Action Alert 3: Share your food security stories
Action Alert 4: Oppose the forced relocation of Bedouins
Please call Governor Walker and demand a VETO of AB 297, the race-based mascot support bill - (608) 266-1212
In a sad erosion of racial justice legislation that WNPJ member groups worked hard to pass, this week the state Senate passed a bill that makes it much harder to force school districts to change race-based logos and mascots, seen as derogatory to Native Americans. All 11 of the state's tribes opposed the bill. Gov. Walker has yet to say whether he will sign or veto the bill.