Proposed Mining Law in Wisconsin

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This week we look at the controversy surrounding Wisconsin’s proposed new mining law, Assembly Bill 426, which would ease regulations and the environmental review process in approving new mines, and which could lead to an iron mine in Ashland and Iron Counties, south of Lake Superior. Those in favor of the bill say the mine would provide hundreds of needed, well-paying jobs. Those opposed worry about environmental damage to a pristine natural area in the Lake Superior watershed. We welcome our guests, State Senator Bob Jauch, Democrat from Superior and State Representative Tom Tiffany, Republican from Hazelhurst. The program will also feature comments made by mine supporters and opponents at a recent public hearing in Hurley.

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