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The Tyler Forks, one of the "puddles" that could be legally filled in by mining waste.

Wisconsin Tribes Set to Meet with EPA Regarding Proposed Penokee Mine

July 21, 2014 by Barbara With On August 21, 2014, the six tribes of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Federation will meet with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials to urge them to stop mining activity in the Penokee Hills in northern Wisconsin. Tribal leaders sent a letter in May requesting the meeting and asking the EPA to invoke a section of […]

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Penokee Hills Education Project (PHEP) helped sponsor this billboard south of Hurley on Highway 51. Photo: Bill Heart.

Penokee Hills Education Project Provides the Truth Amid a Sea of Mining Misinformation

July 21, 2014 by Barbara With On June 27, 2014, Penokee Hills Education Project (PHEP) offered information sessions at three locations around the proposed mine site in the Penokee Hills as a way to bring truth to the massive amounts of misinformation being spread by Gogebic Taconite (GTac), pro-mining elected officials, and state and local […]

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GTac President Bill Williams talks to Linnea Schmid in a recent one-to-one meeting.

GTac Meeting Reveals Bill Williams Continuing to Mislead the Public

February 24, 2014 by Barbara With Gogebic Taconite (GTac) President Bill Williams, about to stand trial in Spain for crimes against the environment while overseeing operations of Cobre Las Cruces copper mine in Seville, recently claimed that the arsenic that has allegedly contaminated the aquifers of Seville was naturally occurring, and that the charges against […]

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Overpass Light Brigade, Madison WI on the eve of the legislature hearing the mining bill

Militarized Mining in Wisconsin

September 27, 2013  by Al Gedicks [This is a reprint of an article in Z Magazine  vol. 26  no. 10, October 2013, copyright Al Gedicks.] Armed guards protecting extractive resource operations is not an uncommon sight in Central and South American countries where there is growing community resistance to ecologically destructive mining and oil projects. As […]

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The Penokee Hills above and strip mined land for iron ore in MN below. Photos by Joel Austin

This Aggression Will Not Stand, Man!

September 15, 2013  by Rob Ganson [This is the text of a speech given by Rob Ganson at the Sawyer County Democrats picnic on Saturday, September 14, 2013. As Rob took the microphone and stood reading his narrative, one of the plastic chairs about 20 feet in the west begin to move in his direction. […]

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GTac has already left behind a mess from drilling core samples.

GTAC Lies About Asbestos in Penokee Hills

August 7, 2013 by Barbara With On August 15, 2013, the Wisconsin DNR is holding a hearing to take public testimony on whether to issue a bulk sampling permit to Gogebic Taconite LLC (GTac) for mining in the Penokee Hills. GTac submitted their application for bulk sampling in late June. On July 2, the DNR […]

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GTAC's letter to Wisconsin the last time they threatened to leave the state.

Ashland County Passes New Metallic Mining Zoning Ordinance 18 to 1; Iron County to Follow

June 20, 2013 by Barbara With Ashland County Board passed a strict new Metallic Mining Ordinance today on a vote of 18 to 1. Read a first draft of a new metallic mining zoning ordinance here. Board member Charles Ortman indicated that the new ordinance was a collaborative effort on the part of the board, […]

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The Tyler Forks, one of the "puddles" that could be legally filled in by mining waste.

Lac Courte Oreilles Open Harvest Camp in the Penokee Hills

May 6, 2013 by Barbara With According to Indian County TV, the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Tribe has opened a treaty harvest and educational camp on public lands in the Penokee Hills. The camp is located near the site of the proposed 22-mile mountaintop removal open pit iron mine (the largest in the world) that […]

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Nick Vander Puy, Joe Rose, Amorin Mello and Richard Blakely

Penokee Hills Education Project Welcomed to Downtown Ashland

April 6, 2013 by Barbara With On the evening of April 5, 2013 the Penokee Hills Education Project and the Mining Impact Coalition opened the doors of their new offices and education center at 616 Main Street in downtown Ashland, Wisconsin. About 150 people attended the event, which marked the beginning of a permanent home […]

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Tyler Forks River in the Penokee Hills.

Penokee Water Walk from Bad River to Red Cliff, March 22, 2013 8 AM

March 21, 2013 by Barbara With Friday, March 22, 8 AM Bad River Wake House located just east of Ashland City Limits 30.2 mile, 1-day Voluntary Journey In Honor of International World Water Day 2013, the Misa Ziibii (Mississippi) Water Walk 2013 and local efforts to prevent sulfide mining in Northern Wisconsin The People of […]

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