Crandon mine http://wxpr.org en Mine Regulations: Not Tough Enough? http://wxpr.org/post/mine-regulations-not-tough-enough <p>One mining specialist is questioning whether a proposed iron mine in the Penokee range has enough social support to go forward.&nbsp;</p><p>John Coleman is an environmental section leader at <a href="http://www.glifwc.org/" target="_blank">Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission</a>, a group that helps enforce tribal treaty rights in Wisconsin.&nbsp; Coleman has worked primarily on mining issues since 1994, when a mine proposed near Crandon faced tribal opposition.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Coleman thinks state regulators aren’t as tough as they were in the nineties.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:33:50 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10282 at http://wxpr.org Remembering the Crandon Mine Proposal http://wxpr.org/post/remembering-crandon-mine-proposal <p>Today marks 10 years since two Native tribes purchased land that was once slated for a copper and zinc mine near the Mole Lake Sokaogon Reservation.</p><p>That tribe and Forest County Potawatomi bought the land for more than 16 million dollars.&nbsp;</p><p>WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski went to a celebration this weekend marking the anniversary…and she sat down with some of the tribal activists from Mole Lake.&nbsp;</p><p>Hear from Fred Ackley&nbsp;Jr.:</p><p></p><p>Hear from Francis Van Zile:</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9874 at http://wxpr.org Remembering the Crandon Mine Proposal