WPR: Bad River Band not giving up fight against mining project
Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
"Efforts to resurrect legislation to streamline permitting for iron ore mining may be on the back-burner, but a leading opponent is moving ahead as if the fight was still front and center.
Last week’s failed recall of Gov. Scott Walker has Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins thinking efforts to fast-track legislation of an iron ore mine aren’t far off:
“I’d have to say I’m concerned. The same threats haven’t changed. The players might change, even the governorship could have changed, but the actual threats to the environment, the actual things that we have stood opposed to are still the same.”"
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Bad River tribe not taking wait-and-see stance on possible mining bills
(Wisconsin Public Radio 6/12)
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