Ann Coakley http://wxpr.org en Mining Forum Draws Large Crowd http://wxpr.org/post/mining-forum-draws-large-crowd <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Almost 400 people attended a forum hosted by Science on Tap on the proposed Penokee Mine project.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">A panel of six speakers discussed the facts and context of an iron mine that Gogebic Taconite wants to build in the Penokee Range.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:34:40 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19353 at http://wxpr.org Mine Opponents Dominate DNR Hearing http://wxpr.org/post/mine-opponents-dominate-dnr-hearing <p>The Department of Natural Resources held its first public hearing on the Penokee Mine project Thursday. &nbsp;Hundreds of people showed up in Hurley.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">People came from far and wide to voice strong opinions on the proposal.&nbsp; There were even a few speakers from the Navajo Nation in Arizona, and an Ashland, WI contingent actually biked the 40 miles to the hearing.&nbsp; Cyclist Michael McKenna says they wanted to their voices to be heard:</span></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:55:19 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6600 at http://wxpr.org Mine Opponents Dominate DNR Hearing GTac Mine, Bulk Sampling Proposal Up For Public Comment http://wxpr.org/post/gtac-mine-bulk-sampling-proposal-public-comment <p>Members of the public have a chance to weigh in on an open pit mine proposal in Iron County next week.&nbsp;</p><p>The DNR is holding an info session and public hearing on August 15<sup>th</sup> in Hurley.&nbsp; Staff will provide details about Gogebic Taconite’s plan for bulk sampling, where the company would remove 4-thousand tons of rock for analysis.&nbsp; DNR mining spokesperson Ann Coakley says the hearing will also cover GTac’s overall mining plan…which has been submitted to the DNR in a preapplication.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:13:01 +0000 Natalie Jablonski & Ken Krall 6090 at http://wxpr.org GTac Mine, Bulk Sampling Proposal Up For Public Comment