Bob Jauch http://wxpr.org en Frac-Sand Bill Also Has Implications for Metallic Mining Activities http://wxpr.org/post/frac-sand-bill-also-has-implications-metallic-mining-activities <p>A state <a href="https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2013/related/proposals/sb349" target="_blank">Senate bill regulating frac sand mining</a> could overturn local rules relating to the proposed Penokee mine.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill authored by Senator Tom Tiffany has drawn attention for how it would limit local control over nonmetallic mining.&nbsp;</p><p>But the bill also contains provisions that regulate blasting for ANY type of mine or quarry.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:45:14 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9750 at http://wxpr.org Armed Guards at GTAC Site Draw Ire, But Not From Lt. Governor http://wxpr.org/post/armed-guards-gtac-site-draw-ire-not-lt-governor <p>Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor says worker safety is a priority at the Gogebic Taconite mine site in Iron County.&nbsp;</p><p>The company has drawn criticism for hiring military-style security guards armed with assault weapons to patrol the drilling area.&nbsp; Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch&nbsp;points out GTAC is working to bring jobs to the area.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“I think we have a duty to make sure that those folks, who are working to better that double digit unemployment rate that we talk so much about, are safe.”</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:04:37 +0000 Natalie Jablonski & Ken Krall 4792 at http://wxpr.org Armed Guards at GTAC Site Draw Ire, But Not From Lt. Governor