Citizens for Responsible Mining
- We recognize that mining is an essential part of human life
- Nearly everything we have depends on mining, all raw materials are either grown or mined—there are no other sources!
- Raw materials that are grown need the products of mining to be processed into useful end products
- Cars, houses, appliances, computers, electricity, etc., all exist due to mining
- Our food is grown and harvested from machines made from metals from mining
- Trees are harvested and cut into lumber with metals from mining
- The fuels we need for energy (gas, oil, coal and uranium) are all mined
- The raw material for glass, plastics and many other synthetics come from mining
- We believe man has the responsibility to be good stewards of our resources
- Mining is a good thing if it is done responsibly
- The technology and methods exist for mining without harming the environment
- We support tough laws and believe they are in place to prevent a harmful mine
- We support exploration and new mines starting in the UP
- We believe that mining in the UP is better for the environment than mining in less developed nations who have minimal environmental laws
- Mining has been an essential part of our heritage and has been good for the UP
- Mining creates much needed high paying jobs and is essential to our economy
- We believe that not allowing mining in the US will create a dependence on foreign strategic metals and puts the security of our country at significant risk.
- We believe that mining companies need to use the newest and best mining technologies and methods in order to fully utilize the mineral resources in our area.
- In our assessment, the Kennecott Eagle project meets our expectations for responsible mining
- If the anti-mining groups are able to stop the Kennecott Eagle Project, it will put all other new mining ventures in the UP at risk.