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Reader's View: Sulfide mining will contaminate the Range

Are Iron Rangers making decisions in their best interest? Yes, we know people on the Range are hardworking, blue- collar folks. They value their land and are proud to call it home. We know they want to stay and raise their families there. Most wo...

Are Iron Rangers making decisions in their best interest?
Yes, we know people on the Range are hardworking, blue-
collar folks. They value their land and are proud to call it home. We know they want to stay and raise their families there. Most would agree those are wonderful values.
We all have witnessed small communities somehow bouncing back from recessions, but we have yet to see environmental destruction keep a community alive; does it not do the exact opposite?
Rangers have a history of making safe, productive industrial decisions. They should hold to those standards. Have they not been taking care of themselves without sulfide mining for generations? Past experience shows man-made containment has a history of failure.
Folks on the Range are proud to say, β€œMining is in our blood.” Do they not also recognize residual pollution from sulfide mining could not only be in their blood but also their lungs, oil, food, water, air and homes?
Laureen Muntean
Two Harbors

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