Give Bad River Band Chairman Mike Wiggins Jr. credit for trying to get to the public - - before the Legislature enables an open pit mine at the reservation's doorstep - - relevant data about potentially-toxic rock content overlaying taconite (iron ore) deposits targeted for mining.
Tuesday night update: Wiggins spoke eloquently at a South side Milwaukee church rally about the value to Northern Wisconsin and Lake Superior of an unpolluted Bad River watershed - - jeopardized by the proposed GTAC mine.
About which there has been ample testimony.
* Ore samples are the mining company's private property right now;
* There is general disregard for science in the GOP-led Legislature, where there is probably belief among the the controlling caucus rushing a pro-industry bill to adoption that hunters rode trained dinosaurs on wolf hunts in Northern Wisconsin 6,000 years ago.