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Ashland County Mining Impact Committee Hears Warnings from Northland Professor

October 16, 2013 by Barbara With The Ashland County Mining Impact Committee met this morning before a full house to hear information given by Dr. Tom Fitz, a Northland College professor who was part of the team that discovered abundant amounts of asbestos in the Penokee Hills. Present at the talk and standing in support […]

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Asbestos Lobby Pushes Bill to Make Victims’ Claims More Difficult

October 14, 2013 by Barbara With This is the second in a WCMC four-part series on asbestos. Back in February when Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) and Rep. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere) introduced AB19/SB13, otherwise known as the “Asbestos Claims Transparency Act,” many wondered who really wrote the bill. Both Jacque and Grothman are members […]

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Grothman Brings Back Asbestos Bill Just in Time for DNR Revelation

October 11, 2013 by Barbara With This is the first in a WCMC four-part series on asbestos. On Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) introduced a substitute amendment to controversial SB13, the torts and personal injury trusts reform bill that makes it harder for victims of asbestos poisoning to receive trust money allotted […]

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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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