Tag: Wisconsin

Freshwater Future Weekly: April 7, 2020

Posted on April 7, 2020 by

April 3, 2020 This week: Water Service Restoration Update + COVID-19 has Great Lakes aquariums and museums offering online activities + Federal Judge Allows Flint Water Lawsuit Against Former Gov Snyder to Proceed + Flint mayor announces city-wide curfew effective April 2nd Water Service Restoration Update Michigan: Whitmer orders that homes’ water service be restored amid […]

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Wisconsin Legislature Repeals Moratorium on Sulfide Mining

Posted on November 8, 2017 by

The Wisconsin State Senate passed a bill yesterday (November 7th, 2017) that rescinds the state’s “Prove It First” law.  Passed in 1998 with overwhelming bipartisan support (29-3 in the Senate and 91-6 in the Assembly), “Prove It First” was a reaction to high-profile cases of pollution from sulfide mines (gold, silver, copper, etc.). In what […]

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Foxconn Factory Location Announced

Posted on October 19, 2017 by

It’s official: Chinese manufacturer Foxconn will set up shop in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin—just north of the Wisconsin-Illinois border and a mere 7 miles from Lake Michigan. Since the Wisconsin legislature finalized and passed the $3 billion incentives package for the Chinese manufacturer, opponents of the deal have anticipated this announcement, as it will have tremendous […]

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Wisconsin Considers Repeal of Popular “Prove It First” Mining Law

Posted on September 13, 2017 by

Open-pit sulfide mines expose sensitive sulfide rock formations that release devastating and long-lasting pollution when mixed with water. Wisconsinites—tell your legislators to vote no on repealing “Prove It First.” Wisconsin State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) introduced a bill that would effectively rescind the state’s “Prove It First” law.  This landmark legislation requires mining corporations to […]

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