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Extreme Mining Advocate ALEC Member Rep. Knilans Promotes Mining Misinformation

April 19, 2012 by Barbara With On April 16, 2012, Extreme Mining Advocate Rep. Joe Knilans (R-Janesville-ALEC) issued a press release trying to once again revive the controversial mining bill that would allow a 22-mile open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills. Knilans has deep ties to ALEC and during the last session […]

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“We Keep Having a Need for Earth Day”

March 11, 2012 by WCMC On Friday, The Senate Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment rushed through a public hearing and executive session on SB 557, relating to trading of water pollution credits, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. Senator Neil Kedzie’s attempt at under-the-radar legislation did not go unnoticed, however; comments were […]

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Extreme Mining Advocates Ramp Up Propaganda in Face of Mining Bill Failure

March 11, 2012 by Barbara With On March 6, the Wisconsin State Senate rejected the Joint Finance Committee’s Substitute Amendment to AB426, the Assembly version of a ferrous mining bill authored by Gogebic Taconite, the mining company seeking to open a 22-mile open-pit iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin. After the Senate voted it down, […]

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Fitzgerald Reveals That Corporations Wrote Mining Bill

March 8, 2012 by Lady Forward Fitzgerald: “…I go back to the beginning of the session, when the corporations started building that bill…”

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Scott Fitzgerald Reacts to Mining Bill Failure in the Senate

March 8, 2012 by Lady Forward Scott Fitzgerald spoke with reporters in the Senate Parlor after a failed vote on the Mining Bill.

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