mine permit

Joel Austin

The state's new faster permitting process for mining is being seen as Gogebic Taconite has submitted a plan defining five areas they would like to test for minerals.

The company is hoping to open a miles-long open pit mine in Iron and Ashland counties in what's known as the Penokee Hills.

DNR hydrologist Larry Lynch says the company submitted the two plans...

"....what we have to do is review the proposal and within 14 days notify the company what other permits or approvals are required in order for them to undertake that plan..."