Guest speaker Matt Dannenberg is a member of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa and serves as a board member for the League of Conservation Voters. Dannenberg, a UW-Madison graduate, is the central Wisconsin organizer for the league and works to expand the power and influence of conservation voters throughout the central part of the state.
Opponents of mining in the Penokee Hills, which includes such organizations as the Penokee Hills Education Project and the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council, argue that the extraction process would pollute local rivers and potentially contaminate Lake Superior.
The conversation is part of the “coffee conversations” series sponsored by Greener Oconomowoc. Members previously discussed environmental lawn care on Thursday, March 13. The history and impact of fracking will be discussed on Thursday, March 20.
The discussion on Penokee Hills will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 at Whelan’s Coffee, 163 E. Wisconsin Ave.