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ACTION ALERT: Educate the public and our legislators on the misleading and dangerous new mining bill

February 20, 2012 by Barbara With Please read the shocking testimony that two area geologists gave at the public hearing on February 17, 2012 concerning the new Wisconsin mining bill. This information is confirmed by a geologist at Lawrence University. Then read about the subsequent discovery that the bill’s authors are trying to redefine science. […]

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MORE PROOF Mining Bill Is Fatally Flawed: Geologist from Lawrence University Confirms Sulfide Present Will Lead To Acid Drainage

February 20, 2012 Chairman Wiggins, Mr. Stoddard and Ms. Soltis, Thank you for your eloquent and authoritative statements at Wednesday’s hearing about the mining bill. I was at the [December 11, 2011 West Allis] hearing until 4 PM and had hoped to speak from my perspective as a ‘hard rock’ geologist. I am a professor […]

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BREAKING NEWS: WI Mining Bill Contains Erronenous Definition of “Sulfide Ore”; Opens the State to Irrepairable Damage

February 20, 2012 by Barbara With After shocking testimony last Friday by two scientists at a public hearing on Wisconsin’s new mining bill, another breathtaking discovery of what appears to be fraud on the part of the authors of the bill has uncovered a loophole of truly biblical proportions. This obvious attempt to re-write science […]

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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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Facade of “Responsible Mining” Crumbles; New Mining Bill Proven to Mislead the Public

February 18, 2012 by Barbara With After months of being told that GTAC’s plans to dig a four-mile open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Mountains can be done responsibly, two local scientists shatter that myth at a public hearing for Wisconsin’s new “ferrous mining bill.” After Sen. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R) dismantled […]

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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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Heartbeat of Red Cliff Band Arrested in Capitol

January 27, 2012 by Barbara With Sam Morris of the Red Cliff Band was arrested for drumming a prayer in the Wisconsin state capitol just after noon today. He was escorted out of the building by Capitol Police officers and was issued a $260 ticket for disorderly conduct. Tribal attorney Glenn Stoddard was nearby and attempted […]

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Grothman testimony: Lead Poisoning Bill (part 2)

  Part two of Glenn Grothman’s testimony at the 1/19/12 public hearing on SB 373 — a bill which would overturn a State Supreme Court decision that allows victims of lead poisoning to sue paint manufacturers. A group of citizens traveled from Milwaukee (accompanied by their children) to testify at the hearing. When it was […]

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