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updated penokee iron mining proposal threatens bad river

Updated: Penokee iron mining proposal threatens Bad

2021-6-6  Dick Thiede, a resident of Iron County, Wis., who attended the Oct. 27, 2011, public meeting in Hurley, said he tries to maintain a good relationship with people on both sides of the mining issue. "I guess I’d have to say that I was most impressed with the statements by Chairman Wiggins of the Bad River Band," Thiede told Keweenaw Now.

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Penokee Mining: Points to Ponder from Nick Vander

2020-9-29  Every decade or so, someone threatens to re-open iron ore mining in the Penokee Mountains near Mellen, Wisconsin. This project would drain north towards the Bad River Ojibway reserve and Lake Superior. Iron ore prices have jumped 22% this past year. The latest proposal from the Cline coal mining group talks about our insatiable need for iron ...

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Penokee Hills Education Project Formed Mining

2011-6-20  The Penokee Hills and the Bad River watershed, located in Ashland and Iron Counties, have been targeted for iron ore (taconite) by a subsidiary of Florida-based Cline Group. PHEP has been formed to educate the public about the risks to the Bad River watershed and the Penokee Hills should large-scale taconite mining be permitted.

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Renewed Mining Interest in WI’s Penokee Mountains

2013-1-4  Kebec had this to say about tribal plans to educate the public: “On January 7 and 8, 2013, citizens of the Bad River Band will be visiting the Milwaukee area to raise awareness of the proposal to site an open-pit mine in the Penokee Hills and the threat the project poses to human health.The tentative agenda includes starting with a pipe ceremony, and songs from Bad River.

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Bad River Band Explains, Again, Objections To GOP

2013-1-10  The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has consistently opposed the GOP-backed mining bill that threatens the Penokee Hills, the Bad River watershed and the Band's treaty-protected water, land and way of life. Its statement released Tuesday on the eve of Wednesday's legislative hearing couldn't be more explicit.

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Ojibwe Women Vow to 'Sit on the Mountain' - The

2013-3-13  [imgbelt img=superior.JPG]In Wisconsin, new iron-ore mining legislation threatens the Penokee Mountains, upstream from the Bad River reservation. Some say that Gov. Scott Walker and other mining proponents are about to encounter a force of nature: Objibwe women bent on preserving family and community.

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Experts to Discuss Mining in the Penokee Range at

2014-5-16  Panorama of the Penokee Hills. Photo: Wisconsin Public Television FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/15/14 CONTACT: [email protected] Minocqua, WI – A final decision won’t be made for years but, already, the proposal to build an open-pit iron mine in Iron and Ashland counties has created a stir in Wisconsin. Politicians have updated state laws.

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Iron ore mining a good fit for the Penokees?

2011-1-19  "Anything we do to nature, we do to ourselves." -- David Suzuki During my early years as a public radio reporter in northern Wisconsin, I was holding the microphone for a telephone interview with ...

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New GOP mining proposal almost identical to bill

2013-1-17  New GOP mining proposal almost identical to bill from last session. Republican state Sen. Tom Tiffany, left, of Hazelhurst, describes the latest version of a bill that changes the process for allowing new iron ore mines to open in Wisconsin. A mining bill that is nearly identical to legislation voted down last session was introduced Wednesday ...

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New GOP mining proposal almost identical to bill

2013-2-5  A mining bill that is nearly identical to legislation voted down last session was introduced Wednesday by Republican legislators.

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Penokee Mining: Points to Ponder from Nick Vander

2020-9-29  Every decade or so, someone threatens to re-open iron ore mining in the Penokee Mountains near Mellen, Wisconsin. This project would drain north towards the Bad River Ojibway reserve and Lake Superior. Iron ore prices have jumped 22% this past year. The latest proposal from the Cline coal mining group talks about our insatiable need for iron ...

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Proposed northern Wisconsin mine brings promise of

2013-10-16  Gogebic Taconite, or GTac, has proposed building a mine in Ashland and Iron Counties in the Penokee Range, the headwaters of the Bad River, which flows into Lake Superior. A study commissioned by the company showed the open pit iron mine

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Experts to discuss mining in the Penokee Range at

2014-5-30  Experts to discuss mining in the Penokee Range at June 5 forum in Minocqua May 30, 2014 By Adam Hinterthuer A final decision won’t be made for years but, already, the proposal to build an open-pit iron mine in Iron and Ashland counties has created a stir in Wisconsin.

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Organic Farmers Fight Proposed Iron Mine -

2017-8-23  Cornucopia Board member Bill Heart heads the Midwest Environmental Advocates’ Penokee Hills Education Project, dedicated to raising awareness of open-pit iron mining in this region of Wisconsin. “There is so much water up here,” says Heart. “All of these rivers flow into the Bad River which flows into Lake Superior, the largest ...

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Experts to Discuss Mining in the Penokee Range at

2014-5-16  Panorama of the Penokee Hills. Photo: Wisconsin Public Television FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/15/14 CONTACT: [email protected] Minocqua, WI – A final decision won’t be made for years but, already, the proposal to build an open-pit iron mine in Iron and Ashland counties has created a stir in Wisconsin. Politicians have updated state laws.

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Ojibwe Women Vow to 'Sit on the Mountain' - The

2013-3-13  [imgbelt img=superior.JPG]In Wisconsin, new iron-ore mining legislation threatens the Penokee Mountains, upstream from the Bad River reservation. Some say that Gov. Scott Walker and other mining proponents are about to encounter a force of nature: Objibwe women bent on preserving family and community.

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Bad River Band Explains, Again, Objections To GOP

2013-1-10  The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has consistently opposed the GOP-backed mining bill that threatens the Penokee Hills, the Bad River watershed and the Band's treaty-protected water, land and way of life. Its statement released Tuesday on the eve of Wednesday's legislative hearing couldn't be more explicit.

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WRN: Bad River Band leading opposition to Wisconsin

"As the Wisconsin legislature rushes to complete mining legislation, a tribal leader remains opposed to any iron ore mine in the tribe’s ceded territory in northern Wisconsin. Gogebic Taconite wants to apply for permits to operate an open-pit mine in the Penokee Range, just six miles south of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa ...

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WPR: Mining company can't keep Bad River Band off property (October 25, 2013) District attorney for Wisconsin county says energy company can't stop members of the Bad River Band from hunting, fishing, surveying or sightseeing on land being used for a controversial mine.

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New GOP mining proposal almost identical to bill

2013-2-5  A mining bill that is nearly identical to legislation voted down last session was introduced Wednesday by Republican legislators.

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Organic Farmers Fight Proposed Iron Mine -

2017-8-23  Cornucopia Board member Bill Heart heads the Midwest Environmental Advocates’ Penokee Hills Education Project, dedicated to raising awareness of open-pit iron mining in this region of Wisconsin. “There is so much water up here,” says Heart. “All of these rivers flow into the Bad River which flows into Lake Superior, the largest ...

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NEWS RELEASE - Sierra Club

2015-1-23  state laws in its favor of its proposal to mine low-grade iron-bearing minerals in the Penokee Hills that threatens the sensitive Bad River watershed that feeds the irreplaceable natural resources of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe and Lake Superior itself,” said Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter Mining Committee Chair Dave Blouin.

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Future Mining Prospects Remain Murky, Say Northern ...

2015-8-11  Iron and Ashland County officials say they’ve met with company officials about interest in future development. But, Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins said there’s been no contact with the tribe so far. He opposes the notion that mining the

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Experts to discuss mining in the Penokee Range at

2014-5-30  Experts to discuss mining in the Penokee Range at June 5 forum in Minocqua May 30, 2014 By Adam Hinterthuer A final decision won’t be made for years but, already, the proposal to build an open-pit iron mine in Iron and Ashland counties has created a stir in Wisconsin.

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In Penokees camp, tribes flex treaty muscles to block

2013-7-28  THE PENOKEE RANGE – The fight over the fate of a massive iron ore mine has moved this summer from the state Capitol in Madison to the forests of northwestern Wisconsin and the green, undulating ridges along which Gogebic Taconite wants to dig its 4½-mile-long pit.

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Where Food Grows on Water: Environmental and

2011-8-4  Mining Threatens Bad River Watershed . In Ashland and Iron counties of northern Wisconsin, near the headwaters of the Bad River, there is a proposal for a six-kilometer (four-mile) open-pit taconite iron-ore mine. The mine could grow to 35 kilometers (22 miles) in length and would sit in the heart of the Bad River

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In Penokees camp, tribes flex treaty muscles to block

2013-9-5  Glenn Stoddard, a lawyer who represents the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, down river from the proposed mine, said the camp is a living demonstration of treaty rights, which include hunting, gathering and fishing. “This all

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WRN: Bad River Band leading opposition to Wisconsin

"As the Wisconsin legislature rushes to complete mining legislation, a tribal leader remains opposed to any iron ore mine in the tribe’s ceded territory in northern Wisconsin. Gogebic Taconite wants to apply for permits to operate an open-pit mine in the Penokee Range, just six miles south of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa ...

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WPR: Mining company can't keep Bad River Band off property (October 25, 2013) District attorney for Wisconsin county says energy company can't stop members of the Bad River Band from hunting, fishing, surveying or sightseeing on land being used for a controversial mine.

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New GOP mining proposal almost identical to bill

2013-2-5  A mining bill that is nearly identical to legislation voted down last session was introduced Wednesday by Republican legislators.

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Organic Farmers Fight Proposed Iron Mine -

2017-8-23  Cornucopia Board member Bill Heart heads the Midwest Environmental Advocates’ Penokee Hills Education Project, dedicated to raising awareness of open-pit iron mining in this region of Wisconsin. “There is so much water up here,” says Heart. “All of these rivers flow into the Bad River which flows into Lake Superior, the largest ...

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Future Mining Prospects Remain Murky, Say Northern ...

2015-8-11  Iron and Ashland County officials say they’ve met with company officials about interest in future development. But, Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins said there’s been no contact with the tribe so far. He opposes the notion that mining the

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In Penokees camp, tribes flex treaty muscles to block

2013-7-28  THE PENOKEE RANGE – The fight over the fate of a massive iron ore mine has moved this summer from the state Capitol in Madison to the forests of northwestern Wisconsin and the green, undulating ridges along which Gogebic Taconite wants to dig its 4½-mile-long pit.

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Where Food Grows on Water: Environmental and

2011-8-4  Mining Threatens Bad River Watershed . In Ashland and Iron counties of northern Wisconsin, near the headwaters of the Bad River, there is a proposal for a six-kilometer (four-mile) open-pit taconite iron-ore mine. The mine could grow to 35 kilometers (22 miles) in length and would sit in the heart of the Bad River

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In Penokees camp, tribes flex treaty muscles to block

2013-9-5  Glenn Stoddard, a lawyer who represents the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, down river from the proposed mine, said the camp is a living demonstration of treaty rights, which include hunting, gathering and fishing. “This all

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WRN: Bad River Band leading opposition to Wisconsin

"As the Wisconsin legislature rushes to complete mining legislation, a tribal leader remains opposed to any iron ore mine in the tribe’s ceded territory in northern Wisconsin. Gogebic Taconite wants to apply for permits to operate an open-pit mine in the Penokee Range, just six miles south of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa ...

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WPR: Mining company can't keep Bad River Band off property (October 25, 2013) District attorney for Wisconsin county says energy company can't stop members of the Bad River Band from hunting, fishing, surveying or sightseeing on land being used for a controversial mine.

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Tribal chief calls for nonviolent mine opposition

Mike Wiggins Jr., chairman of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, said the tribe condemns “any planned or improvised act of violence or vandalism” against the mining company.

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New GOP mining proposal almost identical to bill

2013-2-5  A mining bill that is nearly identical to legislation voted down last session was introduced Wednesday by Republican legislators.

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Some officials fear nighttime hunt, mining issues are ...

2020-10-23  Mike Wiggins Jr., chairman of the Bad River Chippewa, said daily working relationships between environmental professionals of the tribe and the DNR remain cordial and positive.

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