Part 1 of 4 in the series Mining in Wisconsin
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – The Bristol Bay region in Southwest Alaska is wild country, wide open, marked by sweeping stretches of wind-blistered tundra, pocketed by wetlands and scissored with rivers pushing into the bay’s pristine, cobalt waters.
This is the land of the gray [...]
While legislators and citizens debate the costs and benefits of a potential mine in northern Wisconsin, the state’s embattled quasi-public economic development organization would reap a windfall from the legislation as it’s drafted.Read More →
MADISON – Sen. Tim Cullen’s comment, made in passing, may end up being remarkably prescient.
And it may, ultimately, represent a key factor in determining whether Gogebic Taconite actually ends up building an open pit iron mine in the Penokee Range spanning parts of Iron and Ashland counties in northern Wisconsin.Read More →
Part 4 of 4 in the series Mining in Wisconsin
By Ryan Ekvall and M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Two things were all but certain going into Thursday’s extended Assembly debate on the controversial mining bill: There would be enough grand-standing to choke a Trump, and, arguably, it would all be for naught.
Assembly Republicans had [...]