Broadview Collaborative, Inc.


Earlier this fall, I blogged about the taconite (iron) mine proposed for a beautiful section of northern Wisconsin that borders Lake Superior, and is bisected by the poetically stunning Bad River. (“Is it Really Worth the Trouble?” Sept 26th, 2011) In that post, I closed with “As I see it, it doesn’t have to be jobs vs. the environment.  When it comes to scrap metal, it’s jobs AND the environment.  In fact,… Read More

Some things are hard for me to understand.  Like why it’s easier to dig iron ore from deep within the earth than to mine our nation’s refuse heaps and scrap piles for discarded iron. On Friday I had the opportunity to tour an area of northern Wisconsin that is under consideration for an open-pit taconite mine.  My hosts included representatives of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa… Read More