Tag Archives: Penokee Mountains

Death Threats and Paramilitary Distract from GTac’s Dirty Secrets

July 29, 2013 by Barbara With After Gogebic Taconite (GTac) stumbled over the illegal hiring of a paramilitary militia to protect their drill sites in the Penokee Hills, new diversions are being created to draw attention away from the damage the out-of-state mining company has incurred during the core drilling phase of the permitting process. GTac […]

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Iron County Defends Employee Gary Glonek’s Racist Rants as Truth

July 7, 2013 by Barbara With and Bill Dunn Iron County Forester Gary Glonek has been openly posting racist and misleading materials on his Facebook page that are attracting the attention of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa tribal attorneys. An avid and outspoken extreme pro-mining activist, Glonek is also part of […]

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Ashland County Passes New Metallic Mining Zoning Ordinance 18 to 1; Iron County to Follow

June 20, 2013 by Barbara With Ashland County Board passed a strict new Metallic Mining Ordinance today on a vote of 18 to 1. Read a first draft of a new metallic mining zoning ordinance here. Board member Charles Ortman indicated that the new ordinance was a collaborative effort on the part of the board, […]

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GTAC To Appear Before Joint Mining Impact Committees

May 5, 2013  by Barbara With On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, the Town of Morse will host a question and answer session with officials from Gogebic Taconite (GTac) concerning the four-phase, 22-mile open pit taconite mine they plan to develop in Iron and Ashland Counties. This will be a joint meeting of the Town of […]

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Penokee Hills Education Project Welcomed to Downtown Ashland

April 6, 2013 by Barbara With On the evening of April 5, 2013 the Penokee Hills Education Project and the Mining Impact Coalition opened the doors of their new offices and education center at 616 Main Street in downtown Ashland, Wisconsin. About 150 people attended the event, which marked the beginning of a permanent home […]

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Penokee Water Walk from Bad River to Red Cliff, March 22, 2013 8 AM

March 21, 2013 by Barbara With Friday, March 22, 8 AM Bad River Wake House located just east of Ashland City Limits 30.2 mile, 1-day Voluntary Journey In Honor of International World Water Day 2013, the Misa Ziibii (Mississippi) Water Walk 2013 and local efforts to prevent sulfide mining in Northern Wisconsin The People of […]

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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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Rep. Mary Williams (R-Medford) Gives Misleading Information and Blames Internets

March 7, 2013 by Barbara With Despite the news that the DNR will no longer have regulatory power under the new mining bill, Rep. Mary Williams (R-Medford) implores people to “hope for the best.” “I’ve been told, you can trust in the DNR. I’ve been told for ten years that you have to trust in […]

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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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Mining Bill Fractures Community

March 3, 2013  By Maureen Matusewic [Maureen Matusewic grew up in Hurley, Wisconsin, and recently moved back there. -Editors] Dear Senators, The mining bill is sliding into the final stage. I have studied the earlier bill and this new one for hours. My representatives at the state level have turned from the people of this […]

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