WRPC Mission Statement

The Wisconsin Resources Protection Council (WRPC) was founded in 1982 to help counter the lack of information about the effects of large-scale metallic sulfide mining on our state’s precious water supplies, on the tourism and dairy industries, and upon the many Native American communities that are located near potential mine sites.

Our members share a common goal: to educate the public about the consequences of allowing international mining corporations to develop a new mining district in northern Wisconsin under the present legal and regulatory framework. We believe that current laws and rules regarding metallic sulfide mining in Wisconsin simply do not offer the kind of protection we need in order to be sure that mining operations will take place without unacceptable damage to our state’s environment and economy.