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SOS Protect Our Water-Bodies on the Ice

March 10, 2014 by Leslie Amsterdam Almost 200 hundred men, women and children laid down on the ice of Lake Superior Sunday to spell the message “SOS Protect Our Water” with their bodies. The display, labeled “Bodies on the Ice”, was photographed aerially before the group stood up and joined hands, forming a large circle. […]

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Rude Gesture Interrupts Pillage of Wisconsin; The Press is Not Amused

March 2, 2013 by Hematite Note: The following is in response to an article that appeared on February 28th on the WKOW web page, “Journalist loses credential after making obscene gesture in Senate chamber.” In the shadows of the Senate balcony nestled between the stately pillars of the chamber, the professional press is assigned two […]

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ACTION ALERT: Contact Your Senators and Tell Them to Vote NO on Today’s Mining Bill

March 6, 2012 by Barbara With Yesterday, after much debate, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) once again rubber stamped AB426, the Assembly version of the mining bill through committee. Co-chairs Rep. Robin Vos (R) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R) held a press conference before the committee met to introduce new amendments to the bill that […]

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The Tyler Shale: Waste Overburden or Phosphate Ore?

March 1, 2012 by Hematite Proponents of the proposed iron mine in the Penokees claim that there are two kinds of rock: overburden waste rock (the Tyler shale) and iron ore. To date, the main concern with the Tyler is the presence of sulfide in the form of pyrite, or iron sulfide. When disturbed by […]

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