Gogebic Taconite

Politics & Government
4:32 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Koch Brothers’ Group Has Mixed Success in Iron County Board Races

The Florida-based company Gogebic Taconite will develop an iron mine in northern Wisconsin, if it can obtain all the necessary approvals
Credit Pete Rasmussen

Americans for Prosperity got involved in county board elections in northern Wisconsin this spring, hoping to help pro-mining candidates win.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed November 6, 2013

State Senate Passes Bill That Would Restrict Access to Mine

Credit bcdixit

Wisconsin may prevent the public from getting close to a proposed mine in northern Wisconsin.

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Environment
10:58 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Ashland County Considers Ability to Protect Residents from Asbestos

UPDATE  Area residents including members of the Bad River and Lac Courte Oreilles Bands  of Lake Superior Chippewa overflowed the board room. After long discussion the Ashland County Mining Impact Committee decided to reconvene next week, when the panel will review a bulk sampling  ordinance.  The chair assigned several committee members to prepare an ordinance that would not allow natural occurring asbestos to be disturbed.

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Politics & Government
12:07 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

State Panel Approves Public Land Restrictions

The state Senate Mining Committee has approved a bill that will close thousands of acres around a mining site in northern Wisconsin to hikers, hunters and other members of the public.

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Environment
1:00 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Lawmakers Could Close Land Surrounding Site of Proposed Iron Ore Mine

The proposed iron mine in northern Wisconsin has generated debate, including over whether the public can access the land in the Penokee Hills

UPDATE: The Senate Mining Committee advanced the proposal Thursday, sending it to the full state Senate.

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