Canadian mining company Aquila Resources has proposed an 80-acre open pit copper, zinc, gold and silver mine, near the Wisconsin / Michigan Upper Peninsula border. Dubbed the “Back Forty Mine,” the extraction pit would operate immediately adjacent to the Menominee River, home to the Menominee Tribe. The Menominee Tribe challenged environmental permits issued for the […]
Today, Allen turns the mic over to WORT’s listeners. Topics include the 100th anniversary of the November 2nd, 1917 Balfour Declaration, the Wisconsin legislature’s effort to open up sulfide mining in the state, continuing news of the WEDC board and Foxconn, and news about the Dane County jail renovations.
Today we are talking about the sulfide mining moratorium in Wisconsin. Sulfide mining, which refers to mining hard metals which are embedded in sulfur-bearing rock, is difficult to do in Wisconsin due to the so-called “Prove It First” law, which requires a mining company to prove that a proposed sulfide mine will not pollute the environment. […]