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Penokee Mine House Parties
Events in Iron River, Bayfield, Superior, and Hayward

Get together with fellow Sierra Club members and learn more about the taconite mining proposal in Northern Wisconsin and what you can do about it!

We'll be hosting small house parties showing the new highly-anticipated Al Jazeera Fault Lines documentary Wisconsin's Mining Standoff (produced by 371 Productions of Milwaukee).  This will give everyone Sierra Club members in Northern Wisconsin an opportunity to view the documentary, if they do not have the Al Jazeera cable channel.

Following the film, we will have a group discussion including Sierra Club's plans to stop the taconite mining proposal and how we can garner local support for protecting the Penokees.

Dates for House Parties are:
July 14: Iron River (Home of Sierra Club member; address will be sent upon RSVP)
July 15: Hayward: Weiss Community Library: 10788 State Highway 27/77
July 16: Superior: Public Library: 1530 Tower Ave
July 17: Bayfield (Home of Sierra Club member; address will be sent upon RSVP) 

House Parties will begin at 5:30 and go until around 7:00.  Some appetizers will be provided. For questions or comments, contact Elizabeth Ward at or (608) 256-0565.



About the films:
standoff.jpgOn March 11, 2013, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation that rewrote the state's iron mining laws, paving the way for Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) to dig a $1.5 billion open-pit mine in the pristine woods of the Penokee mountain range. The mine, which could eventually reach 22-miles in length, provoked an immediate standoff between GTAC and its supporters and the tribes, residents, and political leaders intent on preserving the land and protecting the water from contamination. Fault Lines follows the unfolding movement against the mine and the political maneuverings that mine proponents are using to stop it. 

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