articles tagged "mining bill"

Passage of the Mining Bill

Friday, 15 March 2013 | A Public Affair
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On Friday March 15th, host Esty Dinur presented a show with Bad River Chair Mike Wiggins, Ashland Council member Kelly Westlund and journalist Barbara With to discuss the passage of the mining bill and what comes next. more »

The Mining Bill Interviews

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 | buzz
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Over the last two months the Monday morning 8 O’Clock Buzz has had ongoing covered of the mining bill brought before the Wisconsin State Legislature in early January. The bill has been widely criticized as it allows the mining company to bypass environmental laws and to violate Indian treaty laws. We’ve compiled the complete series on this page. Interviews from four different perspectives. more »

Yesterday’s Rally At The Capitol

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 | buzz
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  Despite the winter weather advisory, Carl Sack managed to find a dry place to call the Buzz and give us a report on the rally that happened at the state Capitol yesterday. Sack is a Member of The Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. The two groups leading the charge at the rally were The Madison Action For Mining Alternatives and Idle No More: The Rally Water Is Our Heritage. The protest is over a mining bill that, if passed, will allow mining companies to bypass environmental laws in northern Wisconsin. more »

Richard A. Monette Examines The Mining Bill

Monday, 11 February 2013 | buzz
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    Richard A. Monette, chair of Turtle Mountain Band of the Chippewa/Ojibwa/Anishnabe Nation. Also the staff attorney in the U.S. Senate and Director of Congressional Affairs, Department of Interior/Bureau of Indian Affairs. He came by the WORT station on Monday, February 11, 2013, to talk with Brian Standing, host of the Morning Buzz, about the ongoing iron mining bill that might be passed in the very near future. more »

Tod Ohnstad, State Representative, Talks About The Mining Bill

Thursday, 7 February 2013 | buzz
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Tod Ohnstad, a freshmen state representative in the 65th assembly district representing the Kenosha area, came by the studio on February 7, 2013. Among his many duties he has been placed on the mining committee. Tony and Tod speak about the recent legislation that has been put on the fast track allowing an open pit iron mining operation to be created in northern Wisconsin. The bill is controversial because it lets companies bypass environmental laws that protect fragile ecosystems in the state.     more »

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