Sunday , 19 November 2017

BATTLE OVER MINE POLLUTION RAMPS UP

Republicans say the repeal of Wisconsin’s so-called mining moratorium would leave in place a body of other Wisconsin laws to protect the environment. But the repeal legislation contains 10 additional provisions that would relax those other protections, say conservationists who are fighting the proposal. The proposal introduced last month would relax wetland and ground water protections, constrain the time regulators have to review mine plans, limit challenges to state mining permits, and exempt mine companies from fees that cover costs of ensuring safe handling of hazardous waste. http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/battle-over-mine-pollution-ramps-up/article_43745412-dbd9-5a75-8561-0d30a7f47f00.html

 

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