Mining in Wisconsin

4:23 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Army Corps of Engineers Won't Hasten Mining Review for Wisconsin DNR

State and federal agencies will do their own assessments of the environmental impact of an open pit mine

DNR wanted to work jointly with the Corps on an Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed iron mine in northern Wisconsin, but the Corps cannot.

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Politics & Government
5:06 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Local Rules for Mining a Hot Issue

There has been no shortage of opinions Thursday, on a bill to limit local regulation of mining. The Senate Committee took in hours of public comment before calling it a day at 7 pm.

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Politics & Government
3:53 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Assembly Won't Tackle Local Mining Regulations Bill This Fall

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says his chamber is too busy to consider a divisive Senate bill to limit local power over mining operations.

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12:02 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Concerns Voiced about Asbestos at Proposed Mine Site

Until now, the potential impacts of mining on water have dominated meetings

Two scientists claim they have found high levels of asbestos in rock samples, at one of Gogebic Taconite's testing sites in northern Wisconsin.

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2:59 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

State Senate Will Not Vote Tuesday on Limiting Access to Proposed Mine Site

The author of a bill restricting how close people can get to a proposed mine in northern Wisconsin says he does not have enough votes.

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11:47 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Mine Opponents Dominate Public Hearing in Hurley

Throughout the day, there were speakers and an audience at Hurley High School
Credit Susan Bence

A steady stream of citizens flowed through the Hurley High School Gym on Thursday, to offer input on early phases of mine testing. Most oppose a company plan to extract iron ore nearby.

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3:44 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

DNR Seeks More Information on Potential Iron Mine

Company must provide more specifics about mining plan in northern Wisconsin

The Wisconsin DNR wants more details from Gogebic Taconite, the company interesting in mining iron ore south of Lake Superior.

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