mining http://wxpr.org en Up Close: Iron Mining in the Upper Peninsula http://wxpr.org/post/close-iron-mining-upper-peninsula <p>Controversy continues over a proposed iron mine in Iron and Ashland counties. &nbsp;</p><p>While Wisconsin hasn’t seen an open pit mine in a while, some neighboring states have.&nbsp; Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is home to a pair of open pit iron mines that have been operating for several decades. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11144 at http://wxpr.org Up Close: Iron Mining in the Upper Peninsula Can a Community Keep a Mine Safe for the Environment? http://wxpr.org/post/can-community-keep-mine-safe-environment <p>On the shores of Lake Superior, the nonprofit Superior Watershed Partnership has spent years working to protect and restore watersheds around Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 7793 at http://wxpr.org Can a Community Keep a Mine Safe for the Environment? Digging Into Mining Ordinances http://wxpr.org/post/digging-mining-ordinances <p>Iron County residents have a chance to brush up on their understanding of local zoning ordinances that regulate mining.&nbsp; The Iron County Citizen’s Forum is hosting speaker George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Foundation and former secretary of the state’s Department of Natural Resources.&nbsp; Terry Daulton with the Iron County Citizen’s Forum says it will help inform people about how communities deal with mining activities.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 4015 at http://wxpr.org