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.
- Wendell Berry on His Hopes for Humanity (billmoyers.com)
- Poetry Readings by Wendell Berry (billmoyers.com)