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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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