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WANTED: GTAC President Bill Williams for Environmental Crimes in Spain

November 27, 2013 by Barbara With In breaking news yesterday, a federation of over 300 environmental groups in Spain called Ecologists in Action (EIA) announced that Gogebic Taconite (GTac) President Bill Williams is facing criminal trial in Spain for multiple environmental violations committed while he was director of the Cobre Las Cruces (CLC) copper mine in […]

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Ashland County Mining Impact Committee Hears Warnings from Northland Professor

October 16, 2013 by Barbara With The Ashland County Mining Impact Committee met this morning before a full house to hear information given by Dr. Tom Fitz, a Northland College professor who was part of the team that discovered abundant amounts of asbestos in the Penokee Hills. Present at the talk and standing in support […]

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Grothman Brings Back Asbestos Bill Just in Time for DNR Revelation

October 11, 2013 by Barbara With This is the first in a WCMC four-part series on asbestos. On Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) introduced a substitute amendment to controversial SB13, the torts and personal injury trusts reform bill that makes it harder for victims of asbestos poisoning to receive trust money allotted […]

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Abundant Asbestos Confirmed at GTAC Bulk Sampling Site

October 6, 2013 by Barbara With Yesterday a group of scientists led by geologist Dr. Tom Fitz and geochemist Dr. Joseph Skulan hiked to Gogebic Taconite’s proposed Bulk Sampling Site 4 to hold a press conference concerning the deadly asbestos present at the site. Several journalists accompanied the scientists who explained that high levels of […]

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Sen. Jauch Slams Tiffany and Grothman Over Bill Catering to Mining Company

September 3, 2013  by Sen. Bob Jauch [Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) responded to the recent Tiffany/Grothman plan to restrict public access to 4,000 acres as another blatant assault on Wisconsin values, traditions and law by GTac, a company owned by Chris Cline, the West Virginia coal magnate who believes he is above the law and […]

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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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Capitol Crack Down Distracts from Illegal Paramilitary Militia Deployed in Northern Wisconsin

August 20, 2103 by Barbara With Since March 2011, a group of singers have gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol to protest the government of Scott Walker. For over two years, they’ve exercised their right to assemble peacefully at noon and sing songs that express their outrage at the current administration’s policies and criminal acts […]

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GTac Claims Bulletproof Securities Cleansed Iron County Forest Land of “Illegal Camps”

August 19, 2013  By Barbara With Gogebic Taconite LLC (GTac) and their private militia Bulletproof Securities made the news again August 18 when WKOW’s Greg Neumann featured a 10-minute  advertisement for GTac featuring lobbyist Bob Seitz on “Capitol City Sunday.” When asked about the use of the unlicensed [at the time] Bulletproof Securities to protect […]

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Death Threats and Paramilitary Distract from GTac’s Dirty Secrets

July 29, 2013 by Barbara With After Gogebic Taconite (GTac) stumbled over the illegal hiring of a paramilitary militia to protect their drill sites in the Penokee Hills, new diversions are being created to draw attention away from the damage the out-of-state mining company has incurred during the core drilling phase of the permitting process. GTac […]

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Iron County Defends Employee Gary Glonek’s Racist Rants as Truth

July 7, 2013 by Barbara With and Bill Dunn Iron County Forester Gary Glonek has been openly posting racist and misleading materials on his Facebook page that are attracting the attention of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa tribal attorneys. An avid and outspoken extreme pro-mining activist, Glonek is also part of […]

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