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Mining Bill Reaction Local Representatives


Here’s a sampling of reaction from State Representatives from our area to the State Assembly’s passage of the mining bill Thursday night.


State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt of Fond du Lac says it’s a big win for Wisconsin. He says, “Not only will this positively affect Northern Wisconsin, but it will help our local economies and Wisconsin’s trade unions that are fully equipped to serve the activities of the mine.”


State Representative Michael Schraa of Oshkosh says Assembly Republicans took a stand for jobs. He says, “We voted for an environmentally-sound, common-sense overhaul of Wisconsin’s mining regulations that will smooth out the process for an iron mine to finally return to Wisconsin.”


State Representatives Dan LeMahieu of Cascade says, “Mining has always been a rich part of Wisconsin’s history and it will be a great provider for people across the state again.


State Representative Gordon Hintz of Oshkosh says it was a predetermined outcome. He says, “I do not doubt for a second that SB1 will go down as one of the most massive disappointments in our state’s legislative history.”

Pictured State Representative Michael Schraa.

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Anonymous commented on 08-Mar-2013 01:56 PM3 out of 5 stars
I know that mining will create jobs which are needed here in Wisconsin. As a hunter that frequents that particular area in question I can only say that once this land is gone we will never get it back. It is one of the last areas in the state that is really untarnished and the size of the mine itself will take much of this great land away. I hope it is worth it in the long run, for all not just those that make a large profit from this.

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