Thursday, February 7, 2013

Legislative Listening Session On Mining Proposals Set For Ashland Saturday

GOP legislators refused to bring an official hearing on environmentally-destructive iron mining bills to Northern Wisconsin - - even though that is where fast-tracked legislation could lead to an huge open pit iron ore mine where the Penokee Hills now stand close to Lake Superior - - so a number of legislators are holding the next best thing: an all-day, bi-partisan listening session in Ashland this Saturday.

Good for them, shame on cowardly mining captives running the legislature - - and here are the details:

Jauch and Bewley Announce Northern Listening Session on Mining Bills

February 9th Listening Session will include discussion of both SB1 and Senator Cullen Proposal

MADISON-Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) and Representative Janet Bewley (D-Ashland) announced today that they will be holding a public listening session at the AmericInn in Ashland on Saturday, February 9th beginning at 9:00 a.m. The event is open to the public and the discussion will focus on the two recently introduced mining bills, SB1/AB1, authored by Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and LRB 0821, authored by Senator Tim Cullen (D-Janesville).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please, please please attend this meeting and stand with the Bad River tribe. Make it known loud and clear that we will not stand for the genocide that the destruction of wild rice will cause to the native Americans. SAVE THE WATER! SAVE THE RICE! MINING IRON IS NOT NICE!