February 16.14  "Walk to GTac's  Golden Goose" 

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Join the Health and Education Learning Project (HELP) and the Penokee Hills Education Project on a trek to the Golden Goose Red Zone. This trek will end at the GGRZ which is the Red Zone occupied by GTac operatives and designed and protected by Scott Walker and his Tea bagger devotees, Senators Tom "Taconite" Tiffany. Luther Olsen, Mike Ellis, Alberta Darling, and Bobby "Mr. Science" Cowles. THIS WINTER WALK WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON LANDS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The walk will end at the borders of the Golden Goose Red Zone. Hopefully Cowles, Ellis, Olsen, Darling and their fearless leaders Walker and Taconite Tom will meet us at the border of their new intentional community building efforts in the Golden Goose Red Zone - Wisconsin's very own third world country. 

For Immediate Release:    Contact: Barb With – 715- 209 5471       -      Paul DeMain – 715-558-2991 

Wisconsin Citizens Target Illegal Mine Company Pandering - Moore Park Siding, Wisconsin

Sunday, February 16 from 1:00- 3:00 PM

 2:00 PM Press conference on Moore Park Siding (Approximately 5 miles east of Mellen on Highway 77)

Area residents will enter the area deemed “closed to the public” by Gtac officials

Wisconsin citizens working to protect the pristine environment of the Penokee Range in Northern Wisconsin from morally illegitimate mining exploration and socially unacceptable environment degradation will gather on Sunday, February 16 from 1- 3 PM to help bring public awareness to the proposed destruction of Wisconsin's natural resources. A 2 PM Press conference on Moore Park Siding, approximately 5 miles east of Mellen on Highway 77, will feature citizens who will enter the area deemed “closed to the public” by Gtac officials. Dubbed the “Hunt to Save the Golden Goose” now laying pristine golden eggs of clean water, forests, lakes, trout streams, asbestos-free air and unlimited prosperity in a growing tourist-based economy, this action will include citizens who have worked tirelessly to prevent a mine, once highlighted to be one of the world’s largest open pit mines by Gogebic Taconite, from destroying the livelihood of regional farmers, tourist-based businesses and resource harvesters. The mining project is headed by Gogebic Taconite (Gtac) Manager Bill Williams, currently under investigation for committing environmental crimes in Spain.. While pro-mining legislation prevailed in the GOP-dominated atmosphere of Tea Party politics and millions of dollars in lobbying contributions during the 2010-2012 election cycle, a wide majority of citizens in Northern Wisconsin oppose the project funded by the 18 th richest billionaire in the world, Chris Cline of Florida. Citizens from Northern Wisconsin, Iron and Ashland Counties, the Chippewa Federation and those with historic ties to the ceded territory in the Bad River Watershed, and others impacted by downstream degradation from the huge open pit operation have declared their intent to violate the alleged closing of Public Managed Forest Lands (MFL) under a special law introduced by pro-mining Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst). Tiffany said it was the intent of the original pro-mining, streamlined permitting process bill, known as SB-1, and written by Gogebic Taconite attorneys, to “allow degradation of the environment.” Senator Tiffany introduced further legislation to prevent citizens from monitoring mining exploration and charting sedimentation of trout streams and wetlands, reported by the public and confirmed by the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources during drilling in the summer of 2013. The closure also allegedly prevents Chippewa Treaty citizens from observing and harvesting reserved resources.