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Sen. Jauch Responds to Mining Bill

March 12, 2013   By Sen. Bob Jauch [On March 11, 2013 Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) sent the following letter to his constituents. It is reproduced here in its entirety with permission from Sen. Bob Jauch. -Editors] Dear Constituent: As you are aware the Governor has signed the mining legislation (SB 1) into law following […]

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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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Resistance Mounts as Mining Bill Speeds Towards Final Passage

March 3, 2013 by Barbara With First claiming that new mining bill SB1 protects the environment, and then admitting that it actually allows mining companies to pollute without consequence, Sen. Tom Tiffany stepped up to take responsibility for spearheading what could become one of the worst long-term environmental and economic disasters in history of the […]

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State-wide Opposition to Mining Bill Grows

February 26, 2013 by Barbara With Yesterday, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe called a press conference to demonstrate growing solidarity against SB1/AB1, the mining bill that would strip control away from local governments and exempt mining companies from having to abide by current air and water standards. Members of a coalition made […]

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Reps. Clark and Wachs Issue Warning: Mining Bill Violates Public Trust Doctrine

 February 22, 2013 by Barbara With Representatives Fred Clark (D-Sauk City) and Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire) have issued a warning calling on all legislators to reject the new mining bill SB1/AB1 on the grounds that it violates the Public Trust Doctrine. The doctrine was originally established in 1787 as a way to proclaim that all […]

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Amidst Controversy, Superior Days Promotes Mining Legislation

February 14, 2013 by Barbara With and Rebecca Kemble A long-standing and formerly non-partisan grassroots project that sends delegates from northern Wisconsin to Madison to lobby their representatives has included mining in the agenda this year, creating a violation of core principles of the 28-year-old group. According to the Superior Days website, the yearly effort […]

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Hearing Records Show Overwhelming Opposition to Mining Bill

February 11, 2013 by Barbara With Almost three weeks after the only public hearing was held on controversial mining bill SB1/AB1, the chairs of the legislative committees charged with vetting it have yet to release the results. Neither Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) nor Rep. Mary Williams (R-Medford) has publicly announced information on testimony presented at […]

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Wisconsin Mining Bill Threatens Genocide

February 3, 2013 by Barbara With January 23, 2013. The only public hearing on mining bill SB1/AB1 is taking place in Madison, Wisconsin. Next up in the queue is Mike Wiggins Jr., Chair of Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, whose reserve is 300 miles north of the state Capitol and six miles west […]

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Jauch Calls New Mining Bill a “Hoax”

January 19, 2013 by Barbara With Just days after releasing their next version of a mining bill, Wisconsin Republicans announced on late Friday afternoon that the only public hearing on the bill will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in a small hearing room at the Capitol in Madison. Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) issued this […]

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Republicans Prepare to Push Extreme Mining Agenda

January 11, 2013 by Barbara With As the 2013 Wisconsin legislative session opens, Wisconsin state co-chair for ALEC and new Speaker of the House Robin Vos (R-63) promises to recycle last year’s defeated mining bill as one of his first initiatives. At a press conference last week, Vos said the new bill would be 99.9% […]

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