Fwd: Confirming - PolyMet Public Hearing Tuesday, 1/28
From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:26:02 -0800 (PST)
I meant to send this PolyMet public hearing reminder from Sierra Club along
when I got it two days ago but spaced it out. So you get for the price of

Near the bottom they ask for volunteers to help out at the hearing. I'd be
willing to volunteer if someone else is interested *and* able to offer me a
ride. Thanks.

Scott Jackson
sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com

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From: Sierra Club - North Star Chapter <margaret.levin [at] sierraclub.org>
Date: Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 10:29 PM
Subject: Confirming - PolyMet Public Hearing Tuesday, 1/28
To: Sierra Club - North Star Chapter <alert [at] sierraclub.org>


Thank you for your pledge to attend the public hearing on the proposed
PolyMet sulfide mine this coming Tuesday, January 28 at the Rivercentre in
St. Paul. This will be the only public hearing in the Twin Cities and a
strong turnout of concerned citizens is crucial.  The fate of PolyMet will
determine whether the BWCA and Lake Superior can be protected from long
term, toxic pollution.

We appreciate your commitment!  Please read the instructions below:

* The open house starts at 5 p.m., the hearing at 6:45 p.m. Both will be on
the 4th floor ballroom and meeting rooms of the Rivercentre, on the same
level as the skyway over Kellogg Boulevard that connects to the RiverCentre
ramp.  Nearly 1,500 people attended the Duluth hearing two weeks ago -- we
expect the St. Paul event to be even bigger, so please allow extra time for
travel and parking.

* Directions to the RiverCentre and a parking map are here:
http://www.rivercentre.org/parking-directions  The Rivercentre is easily
accessed via public transit. Call Metro Transit at 612-373-3333 to speak to
a transit expert or use the interactive Trip Planner to map your route:

* Make sure to get a sticker from one of our volunteers when you arrive.
Signs are also encouraged, but must be 16x24" or smaller, and no sticks are
allowed.  Signs may be held (not posted) and should not block sight lines
during the hearing. We suggest the following messages: "Protect Clean
Water" "Who pays for pollution?" "500 years?"

* If you are willing to testify in front of the crowd, plan to arrive on
site by 6:15 and at the 4th floor by 6:30 at the latest, as this is the
likely deadline to sign up.  Speakers will be chosen by lottery and will
have up to three minutes for remarks.  Review our fact sheet to inform your
comments here: http://northstar.sierraclub.org/polymetfactsheet

* Alternatively, you may provide testimony individually to a stenographer;
written comments will also be accepted at the hearing.

Finally, we are looking for additional help with related volunteer
opportunities, a great way to multiply your impact!  Reply to this message
to sign up:

* Make reminder phone calls to other Sierra Club supporters encouraging
them to attend the hearing.   This Sunday 1/26 (tomorrow) and Monday 1/27,
starting at 6 p.m. at the Sierra Club office, 2327 E. Franklin Avenue in

* Volunteer to help manage our presence at the hearing, hand out stickers,
etc. To do this, you must be able to arrive between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m.  To
sign up, please reply to this email and include your cell #.

Contact us with any questions by replying to this message, or at
612-259-2446 during office hours.

Thanks for your involvement and support!

Margaret Levin
State Director
Sierra Club North Star Chapter
2327 E. Franklin Ave. Suite 1
Minneapolis MN 55406
Office: 612-659-9124

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