Environment

Bad River Band continues battle against big mine by reservation





The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians continues to speak out against a proposed mine near its reservation in Wisconsin.

Chairman Mike Wiggins Jr. called for rock samples from the iron ore mine to be made public. The tribe believes the mine will pollute the river that runs through the reservation.

Gogebic Taconite is proposing the $1.5 billion mine. Gov. Scott Walker (R) supports the project.

Get the Story:
Tribal chairman calls for public scrutiny of samples from proposed iron mine (The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 1/9)
Ojibwe Tribe Travels South to Fight Proposed Mine (WUWM 1/9)
Tribal leaders plan Wausau visit to advocate against iron mine (The Wausau Daily Herald 1/9)

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Letter: Bad River Ojibwe will suffer most with proposed mine (6/15)
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