A mining company has reduced the number of test holes it plans to make for a proposed iron ore mine near Lake Superior.
Activists are planning a training session on how to stop a giant iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin.
The state Natural Resources Board is scheduled to vote next week on a scope statement for rules implementing Republican changes to Wisconsin’s mining regulations.
A mining company has applied for an exploratory license to begin the process of opening an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin near Lake Superior.
Gogebic Taconite is expected to begin test drilling at its proposed iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin by the end of next month.
Although Gov. Scott Walker has signed a mining bill aimed at encouraging construction of an iron mine in northern Wisconsin, there’s still uncertainty about the future of mining in the state. And looking to neighboring states for perspective doesn’t clear things up very much.
Ever since Gogebic Taconite announced its interest in digging a miles-long open-pit iron mine in Ashland and Iron counties, the two sides have been bracing for verbal and legal combat.
Gov. Scott Walker signed Republicans’ polarizing mining bill into law Monday, completing a months-long, all-out campaign to jump-start a giant iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin.
The overhaul of the state’s mining regulations seems a foregone conclusion as legislation heads to the Assembly where the Republicans hold a 60-39 majority.
Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly approved a polarizing mining bill Thursday and sent the measure to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature, completing a long push to help a Florida company open a giant iron mine on the shore of Lake Superior over environmentalists’ objections.