Great work by The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign revealing more about Chris Cline, the well-connected West Virginia magnate who wants to dig an open-pit iron ore mine in Northern Wisconsin, and for whom certain Assembly reps, in secret, wrote a blatantly bad bill.
I put together a scorecard of the opponents, and here's my favorite taken from
a full-throated screed from the pro-mining Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board:
"...a travesty of legislation...significantly weaken environmental protections...as if children had replaced Republican legislators...dump toxic waste into wetlands and flood plains...allow mining corporations to contaminate the groundwater of neighboring properties...allow mining operations to inflict significant damage to the environment...an act of political cowardice...an insult to the people of northern Wisconsin...
Final word: here's a posting with links to sources of information from mine opponents.