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Wisconsin

“Back Forty” Mine Holds up To Gedicks’ and Gauger’s Criticism

  As debate heats up over a proposal to repeal Wisconsin’s mining moratorium, Media Trackers recently looked at the backgrounds of environmentalist figures Al Gedicks and Laura Gauger. Gedicks and Gauger are high profile figures in the opposition to repealing the moratorium. In a previous article by Media Trackers, Gedicks was shown to have exhibited radical behavior […]

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Wisconsin

So Who Are the “Environmentalists” Opposing WI Mining?

Environmentalists are expected to pack a public hearing in Ladysmith today, opposing legislation to repeal a moratorium on mining in Wisconsin. Mining supporters say it can be done safely and will be a boon to the state economy. They point to the closed Flambeau mine as a success story. Opponents claim mining will harm the […]

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Wisconsin

Lawmakers Propose Repealing Metallic Mineral Mining Ban

Two Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to lift Wisconsin’s longstanding moratorium on metallic mineral mining. The bill by State Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Rob Hutton repeals the existing prohibition on issuing sulfide ore mining permits. Current law prohibits the DNR from issuing any permits for the purpose of mining a sulfide ore body until […]