Back Forty mine and GOP bill renew fight over economics, environment on Wisconsin-Michigan border

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Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield) say it’s time to abandon the mining moratorium signed by Tommy Thompson in 1998, introducing a bill in August that would repeal the “prove it first” law and relax regulations on wetlands, groundwater, companies’ financial stability and permitting. But area residents are fighting to stop the mine. > Cap Times

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