Wisc. bill easing water regulations for mines fails

By on March 9, 2012

A mining company says it has scrapped plans for a large iron ore mine in Wisconsin after the State Legislature failed to pass legislation that governs how such operations are regulated.

Opponents of the failed legislation say that the bill would have threatened clean water supplies by exempting some mines from complying with ground water and waste regulations. Supporters say the iron ore mining covered by the bill would have brought hundreds of jobs to the state and eased regulations would still be sufficiently protective.

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Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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