Managed Forest Law

Proposed Iron-Ashland County Mine
4:54 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Testimony Whether To Change Law For Mining Safety

State Senator Tom Tiffany(R-Hazelhurst)

Hours of testimony in Madison whether to allow an exemption to the state's Managed Forest Law that would allow Goegebic Taconite to close up to 4,000 acres by a proposed mine site.

Senator Tom Tiffany's bill that would enable "GT" to deny access on land that otherwise would allow public access. One mining protester was arrested earlier this year at the mine site after a group stopped by to protest. Some damage occured.

During the hearing, Tiffany said he was concerned about safety...


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