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Letter to Spain: An introduction to GTac’s proposed Penokee Hills iron mine

December 2, 2013 by Joseph Skulan (Note: Recently a correspondent in Spain asked me to explain GTac’s plans to mine iron in the Penokee hills of northern Wisconsin, and the issues surrounding these plans. Believing that my reply to his request could serve as a useful introduction to the Penokee mine issue for people unfamiliar […]

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Bill Williams’ Spanish Mistake Is Wisconsin’s Nightmare

November 30, 2013 by Joseph Skulan and Barbara With Gogebic Taconite (GTac) President Bill Williams will likely be brought to trial in Spain for his part in the environmental crimes allegedly committed by the Cobre Las Cruces (CLC) mining operation while he was a senior manager of the company, according to court documents obtained from Ecologistas en Acción (EIA).  […]

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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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Jim Coursolle, President of Heartland Communications, Mangles Science with Misinformation on Mining Bill

Last week Jim Coursolle, President of Heartland Communications, began running editorials on his radio stations in northern Wisconsin attempting to debunk the scientific evidence that a 22-mile open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills would send billions of gallons of sulfuric acid into the Bad River watershed. His efforts seem to be strategically […]

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GOP chair wants Jauch ousted for higher price on his (2/3) pound of flesh

  By Nicole Desautels Schulte, Hematite, JoBeth Kay, Rebecca Kemble, Edward Kuharski, Barbara With Madison — On March 19, the last day of winter 2012, John J. Sendra, chairman of the Republican Party in Iron County, joined Shirl LaBarre of Hayward and Dan Curran of Dodgeville at the Government Accountability Board in Madison as they […]

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