These slides were copied from the PowerPoint presentation developed by SWE. They are provided as cautions and reminders that protection the waters of the Penokees will require vigilance as politicians will continue the attempt to “modernize” and “update” our current mining laws. We must not forget how money that impacts the political process. The slides represent the information that too many politicians have embraced as factual. Was this fair play, is this the Wisconsin we have called home, are these statement to become the replacement for the last fifty years Wisconsin’s conservation heritage and resources protection ethic?