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WPR: Wisconsin tribes united in opposition to GOP mining bill

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
More on: bad river, consultation, mining, wisconsin

"After a private meeting with Governor Scott Walker Tuesday, the leaders of eight of Wisconsin's eleven tribes say they are united in opposing the Republican version of a new iron ore mining bill.

The meeting at the Ho-Chunk Casino in Baraboo was closed to the media, and Governor Walker was not available for comment after it was over. But Ho-Chunk Tribal President Jon Greendeer says he and other leaders made it clear to the governor they will not support the new mining bill: both because it threatens the environment and undermines tribal sovereignty. “There are some inherent and intrinsic elements of this law that actually do erode tribal sovereignty. It vacates any type of dialog of consultation and if someone were to think this bill was about mining they might be a little misguided, because it's about water, it's about life, it's about generations.”"

Get the Story:
Most Wisconsin Tribes United Against GOP Mining Bill (Wisconsin Public Radio 2/6)

Related Stories:
WPR: Bad River Band blasts state lawmakers over mining bill (2/6)
FSRN: Bad River Band at hearing on controversial mine plan (01/24)
Bad River Band continues battle against big mine by reservation (01/09)

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