WSAW NewsChannel 7  | Central WI, Wausau, Rhinelander  |  News, Weather, Sports

Republicans Unveil Changes to Wis. Mining Bill

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican backers of a bill to make it easier to open a new iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin say changes to their proposal will better protect the environment by taking into account concerns raised by Democrats and others.

But Democrats balked at the changes announced Monday, calling them "baby steps" that don't do enough to protect the state's water and other natural resources.

Democratic Sen. Tim Cullen watched the news conference and said afterward the changes made the proposal slightly better, but there was a long way to go.

One change calls for the state to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers related to issues including the timeline of permitting a mine.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@wsaw.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.

powered by Disqus