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Citizens Testify for Strong Mining Ordinance

July 5, 2013  By Rebecca Kemble On July 1, 2013, over a hundred people attended the Iron County Zoning Committee’s public hearing on a proposed mining ordinance in Hurley, Wisconsin. Twenty-three of the twenty-eight people who testified urged the Committee to develop an ordinance containing the strongest possible protections for public health, safety and shared […]

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Presence of Acid-Producing Rocks at Proposed Penokee Mine Site Confirmed

July 5, 2013  By Joseph Skulan A potential major environmental hazard of the iron mine Gogebic Taconite (GTac) claims it intends to open in the Penokee Hills is acidic runoff caused by the oxidation of sulfide minerals in rocks disturbed by mining operations. Sulfide minerals in the form of pyrite (ferrous sulfide) are known to […]

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Mining Company Has No Answers for Iron County Residents

May 1, 2013  by Rebecca Kemble On Tuesday, April 23 the Iron County Board held a question and answer session with Gogebic Taconite (GTac) personnel concerning the four-phase, 22 mile long open pit taconite mine they plan to develop in Iron and Ashland Counties. Despite the requirement that questions from Iron County residents had to […]

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Wisconsin Mining Bill SB1/AB1: A Review of AB426

January 22, 2013 by Barbara With In a recent press conference, State ALEC co-chair Rep. Robin Vos (R-Burlington) declared he does not plan to hold any public hearing for the new SB1/AB1 mining bill in the northern part of the state near the proposed mine site. The only chance for the public to give testimony […]

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