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Jauch, Others Demand Wis. Legislature Revisit Mine Law

Updated: 01/08/2014 10:47 PM
Created: 01/08/2014 11:03 AM WDIO.com

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Three lawmakers want to revisit Wisconsin's iron mining laws after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declined the state's request to work together toward permits for Gogebic Taconite's potential mine near Mellen.

The project needs state and federal permission. A Republican law passed last year required state regulators to ask the corps to join them in developing a single environmental impact statement. The corps declined last month. The move could add years to the permitting process.

Sens. Tim Cullen and Bob Jauch, both Democrats, and Dale Schultz, a Republican, sent a letter to their colleagues on Tuesday saying the Legislature should replace the law with quote "something workable."

Republicans control the Legislature. A spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says there are no plans to revisit the law.

Read a copy of the letter here.

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