No Back 40 Mine

Protect Wisconsin's Waters from Sulfide Mining

Why the Back 40 Mine Should Be Stopped

Toxic  uses cyanide to extract gold, produces sulfuric acid
Unsafe – 150 feet from the Menominee River, not built to withstand large floods
Harmful – endangers drinking water supply and aquatic life such as lake sturgeon
Immoral – desecrates sacred Menominee Tribe cultural sites
False economics – benefits a Canadian corporation, harms the local economy

What You Can Do:

SIGN UP for Back 40 Action Alert Emails
SUPPORT the Menominee Tribe’s legal challenge
Tell Back 40’s investors the mine is unwanted
SHARE this page and videos below to help spread the word!
 VideoStill Skubal2    VideoStill Besaw2    VideoStill Landwehr2  

"There's no metallic sulfide mine of this type that has not polluted, to date."
– Deb Skubal, Property Owner

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"How dangerous, irresponsible, immoral, and absurd to propose a mine 150 feet away from a river that feeds into the Great Lakes."
– Gary Besaw, Tribal Chairman

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"If something happens, we're left with a giant hole. That's it. We're left with a poisoned river, and a giant hole."
– Tim Landwehr, Business Owner

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Additional Resources

American Rivers recently added the Menominee River to its Top 10 list of most endangered rivers.

Learn about River Alliance of Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Passage Project, which the Back 40 Mine will endanger

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin’s No Back 40 webpage

More information about the risks of sulfide mining: