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What the public was told at the January 2011 mining presentation at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Photo: Eric Iverson.

Dear Mary Burke: Repeal and Restore Mining Law

October 21, 2014 by Barbara With Dear Mary Burke, I’m not sure where you were back in January 2011, before Scott Walker and his Tea Party Republicans turned this state into a dysfunctional corporate-driven train wreck. I was at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center with Matt Fifield from Gogebic Taconite (GTac) and several hundred of my friends […]

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Know Your Governor

October 18, 2014, By D.E Johnson • Scott Walker declined Medicaid funds, leading to a loss of over $206 million to the state of Wisconsin. This is federal money that originally came from Wisconsin through Medicaid taxes. Wisconsin Medicaid is now short $760 million. In addition, his cuts to BadgerCare have eliminated the health care coverage of […]

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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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Penokee Hills Education Project to Hold Listening Sessions in Hurley, Mercer and Mellen

June 25, 2014 by Barbara With On Friday, June 27, 2014, the Penokee Hills Education Project (PHEP) will be holding a series of listening sessions, “Truth and Reality of the Penokee Mine,” in Hurley, Mercer and Mellen concerning the proposed 22-mile open pit mountaintop removal iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills. Chairman of the Bad […]

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

EDITORIAL: More Sign on to Repeal Act 1, Wisconsin’s Million Dollar Mining Law

March 11, 2014 A year ago today, Scott Walker signed Act 1, a new ferrous mining bill, into law. Written by Gogebic Taconite (GTac), it was financed with over $1M in political contributions to Wisconsin legislators. Despite the overwhelming opposition from citizens around the state, lack of local support, and the obvious danger the bill […]

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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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GTac lobbyist Bob Seitz, President Bill Williams and Lobbyist Tim Meyers. Photo: Rebecca Kemble

GTac’s Bill Williams Indicted in Spain

February 19, 2014 by WCMC The Seville Office of the Environment has formally filed written charges, similar to an indictment, against Bill Williams for crimes against the environment and criminal damage to the public domain. The charges allege that Williams and his co-defendants, who were employed as managers at the Cobre las Cruces mine in […]

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According to Americans Against the Tea Party, Social media strategist Kathy Stover-Kennedy, Freedom Industries CEO Dennis P. Farrell’s girlfriend spoke out on Facebook, saying that poor Denny has been receiving threats over his company’s lax, uncaring, and completely unfair treatment following the incident. She remarks on the backlash her beloved has received over his avoidance of publicly addressing the matter, saying that he “is not a spokesperson and has no desire to be.” She elaborates, indicating that he is too important to address such mundane matters as the poisoning of an entire population’s water supply himself in a Facebook post. Besides, according to her, there is no public danger for this “accidental” failure to identify what has been deemed a likely long-term leakage from a company tank.

200+ Demand: Repeal of Wisconsin’s Unjust Mining Law

January 19, 2014 by Barbara With Last week, 300,000 West Virginians lost their water. Hundreds of people went to emergency rooms, which also did not have water. A state of emergency has been declared. All because of “clean” coal. The toxin responsible was methylcyclohexanol, used for washing coal and one of the chemicals that killed […]

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Editorial: Penokee People Demand Repeal of Mining Laws

January 10, 2014 by Maureen Matusewic The Penokee Hills stand tall above Lake Superior, and cradle the rivers and streams of the Bad River Watershed. These waters, sacred and pure, are rare in our industrialized society. We, the Penokee People, are connected through our common belief that the future for all people is dependent on […]

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