Wisconsin Public Television posted a transcript of remarks collected for a documentary aired on June 17, 2011 before the first mining bill went down to defeat.
It's a fairly short transcript and a few of the remarks are keepers:
Then-Bucyrus CEO Tim Sullivan - - later Scott Walker's point man/adviser on mining legislation - - and now working for an iron mining company but not the one looking to blow an open pit iron ore mine at least four miles long, a half-mile or more wide and 700-feet or so wide (with another 18 miles of ore available) where the Penokee Hills now stand:
We’re talking about digging a ditch, taking the iron ore, filling the ditch in. That’s as simple as what it is.
In the business world, we say you have to have some top line growth. You need to get some revenue into the pot. And that’s what this will do in spades.
Mike Wiggins, Jr., chairman of the Bad River Band, whose lands and waters are downstream from the so-called ditch.
The Bad River people, this is our homeland, this is all we have.
What do we stand for? Preservation of what we have left.
You have to take a deep breath here for the sake of Wisconsin, for the sake of our tribes.