Making their way over the Interstate Bridge, which connects Marinette and Menominee, Michigan were protesters saying the Aquila's Back Forty Mine Project should be stopped. Members of the Menominee Indian Tribe joined the protest and they say they are concerned about the effect the mine has on the water and on their sacred grounds.
Guy Reiter, a Menominee Tribe member, says the ancestors that are in the ground are extremely important to us.
Retier says, everyone should be concerned.
Aquila Resources is currently in the process of obtaining the fourth and final permit which is needed to proceed with the sulfide mine.
Most recently, www.americanrivers.org listed the Menominee River as the tenth most endangered river in the United States.