Wisconsin would do well to heed Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry speaking in Frankfort, Indiana
Wendell Berry speaking in Frankfort, Indiana (Photo credit: David Marshall. CC, some rights reserved via Wikipedia. Click photo for copyright information.)

As Wisconsin prepares for the possibility of witnessing the desecration of the Penokee Hills and Bad River watershed, thanks to a proposed iron ore open-pit mine of vast proportions, the first post of this new domain is a link to the recent  interview Bill Moyers conducted with the poet, writer and farmer Wendell Berry.

Berry has been a long-time opponent of just the sort of “mountain-top removal” mining the North Woods can expect if the mine is built. The difference is that the ore-bearing mountains of Wisconsin, unlike the coal-seam mountains of Kentucky’s Appalachian Range, will become huge anti-mountains, deep craters that will turn the earth into the moon and pollute the water.

Full Show: Wendell Berry, Poet & Prophet.

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