mining bill http://wxpr.org en Tiffany Says Mining Bill Does Not Allow Lakebed Mining http://wxpr.org/post/tiffany-says-mining-bill-does-not-allow-lakebed-mining <p>The author of Senate Bill 1, or what's known as the "mining bill" disagrees with one legislator's interpretation that mining is allowed on lakebeds and waterways.</p><p>Democrat Dana Wach's bill would make it clear that certain types of mining would not be allowed on lakebeds. He says the revised mining bill has loophole language to that effect.</p><p>State Senator Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst disagrees with Wach's assessment....</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:51:33 +0000 Ken Krall 13247 at http://wxpr.org Tiffany Says Mining Bill Does Not Allow Lakebed Mining Bill To Close Reported Loopholes In Mining Law Authored http://wxpr.org/post/bill-close-reported-loopholes-mining-law-authored <p>State Democrats are introducing legislation that would close what the author says is a loophole in the new mining law that would allow mining on navigable bodies of water, like lakes.</p><p> </p><p>Representative Dana Wachs of Eau Claire said in reading the new law, he became concerned that it would allow lakes, flowages, and reservoirs to be drained, or filled in by mining activities. His bill, called "Save Our Lakes" would explicitly prohibit this activity..</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:43:03 +0000 Ken Krall 13246 at http://wxpr.org Bill To Close Reported Loopholes In Mining Law Authored