State Capitol Report: Status Of The Back Forty Mine

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Menominee River
The “Back Forty” mine is upstream from the Menominee River, pictured above. Residents are divided on whether the mine would do more harm than good if built. Danielle Kaeding/WPR

A Toronto-based mining company wants to mine gold, zinc and other metals in Michigan upstream from the Menominee River, and has secured three of four permits necessary for proceeding on the project. We talk with Wisconsin Public Radio News’ Danielle Kaeding about the status of the project and consider the effect this is having on residents along the Wisconsin-Michigan Border.

What do you think of the proposed open pit mine known as the Back Forty Project? Is this a good thing for the area? Why or why not? You can join the conversation by emailing, posting on the Ideas Network Facebook page and tweeting @wprmornings.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest

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