This is the key to DNR Secretary and Scott Walker cheerleader Cathy Stepp's pro-mine and partisan argument:
It [the bill] does, however, recognize that the ore body is located where it is. As a result, some flexibility is needed to change the landscape to get at the ore deposit.As I said a while ago, how would this bill's need for "flexibility" be welcomed, say, in Waukesha's Lake Country, which is the heart of the state GOP and its upper-income property owners?
How would they like their landscape "changed" [Sic[?
Stepp is from rural Racine County. Would she ask that water-rich region to be "sited," as she's fond of word-smithing it, for an open-pit mine, with toxic tailings and run-off, from a 'site' 1,000 feet deep, two miles wide, and four-and-a-half miles long - - with another 17.5 miles of ore deopsits potentially to be "sited?"