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Citizens to Challenge Mining Laws

Press Release February 14, 2014 For More Information Contact: Barbara With – 715- 209 5471 Paul DeMain – 715-558-2991 Wisconsin Citizens Target Illegal Mine Company Pandering Moore Park Siding, Wisconsin – Wisconsin citizens working to protect the pristine environment of the Penokee Range in Northern Wisconsin from morally illegitimate mining exploration and socially unacceptable environment degradation will gather on Sunday, February […]

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Senators Tiffany and Grothman Shill for Mining Company

September 2, 2013  by Bobbi Rongstad Managed Forest Law (MFL) offers tax breaks per acre of land in return for owners’ agreeing to work with professional foresters on long-term sustainable management of their forests. Municipalities are awarded a percentage of the sale when timber is harvested. Owners can choose from having their land open to […]

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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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UPDATED: Bayfield County Board Says No to Mining

January 30, 2013  by Barbara With In a stunning 11 to 1 vote, last night the Bayfield County Board voted overwhelmingly not to support mining legislation. Citizens packed the courthouse in response to a “responsible” mining resolution that was being brought before the Board. The only vote for the resolution was cast by Neil Schultz […]

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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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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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EDITORIAL: Dear Shirl LaBarre, Why Do You Hate Democracy?

April 6, 2012 by Barbara With Dear Shirl LaBarre and the Recall Bob Jauch Facebook page: I wanted to see how your virtual recall of Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) was coming. I noted that your page includes quotes from me about my impressions of Bob Jauch’s Hurley listening session on March 31. I won’t “LIKE” […]

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2/18/2012: Update to press release on sulfides in the proposed Penokee mine

February 18, 2012 (Scroll down for more updates) (2/18/12) A question arose after the February 17, 2012 hearing on AB426 before the Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee as to why it is important to consider the chemistry of the rocks in the area of the proposed mine now, while new law is being drafted, rather than […]

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Geologists Rock the House With Stunning Testimony at Mining Hearing

  With nearly two dozen state troopers stationed in and outside the Joint Finance Committee hearing on Friday, overflowing crowds lined up to testify overwhelmingly against the latest version of a new mining bill. Wednesday, Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R) announced his decision to unexpectedly and unilaterally dismantle the Senate Committee on Mining, pulling the plug […]

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