Mining http://wuwm.com en Gogebic Taconite Gets Exploratory Permit http://wuwm.com/post/gogebic-taconite-gets-exploratory-permit <p>The DNR has granted an exploratory permit to Gogebic Taconite, the company that wants to open a giant iron mine in northern Wisconsin. Fri, 31 May 2013 13:37:55 +0000 Bob Bach 4636 at http://wuwm.com Who Knew Mining Could Be So Emotional? In Wisconsin, It Certainly Is http://wuwm.com/post/who-knew-mining-could-be-so-emotional-wisconsin-it-certainly <p>Plenty of journalists have covered – over the past year or so – the often hostile legislative and environmental battle that surrounded proposed iron or mining in the far-off Penokee Hills – located just below Lake Superior.</p><p>Although Wisconsin has a new mining law that streamlines permitting; and Gogebic Taconite – a company that sprouted from a Florida-based business – has begun its application process, writer Erik Gunn with <em>Milwaukee Magazine</em> thought the subject deserved a <a href="http://www.milwaukeemag.com/article/4292013-BattlefortheHills" target="_blank">fresh examination</a>. Tue, 07 May 2013 18:08:42 +0000 Susan Bence 3136 at http://wuwm.com Who Knew Mining Could Be So Emotional? In Wisconsin, It Certainly Is Mining 1: Proposed Mine Troubles Tribal Neighbors http://wuwm.com/post/mining-1-proposed-mine-troubles-tribal-neighbors <p>Controversy continues churning in Wisconsin over a potential mining operation in the far north.Advocates say the venture promises much-needed jobs; opponents fear irreparable damage to pristine waterways and wetlands.Last month, Republican lawmakers pushed a strongly debated bill through the Assembly. A Senate Select Committee could unveil its version as early as today. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:42:24 +0000 Susan Bence 3005 at http://wuwm.com Mining 1: Proposed Mine Troubles Tribal Neighbors Leaders Balance Demands as Proposed Frac Sand Mines Queue Up http://wuwm.com/post/leaders-balance-demands-proposed-frac-sand-mines-queue <p><em>Stop in at a town or county meeting in western Wisconsin, and frac sand mining is likely to top the agenda - namely, balancing the demands of a mining operation with concerns of residents.</em> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 16:26:16 +0000 Susan Bence 2463 at http://wuwm.com Leaders Balance Demands as Proposed Frac Sand Mines Queue Up What Makes a Frac Sand Mine Tick http://wuwm.com/post/what-makes-frac-sand-mine-tick <p><em>We continue our exploration of frac sand mining that is sweeping western Wisconsin landscapes.</em> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 00:36:51 +0000 Susan Bence 2381 at http://wuwm.com What Makes a Frac Sand Mine Tick