WISCONSIN GOVERNOR SIGNS HISTORIC MINING REFORM BILL

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has signed Senate Bill 1,
which is designed to streamline the state’s iron mine
permitting process.  After signing the bill, the Governor
said, “Wisconsin’s seal and the state flag both depict mining
in our great state. In light of our mining tradition, I’m
thrilled to sign legislation into law protecting environmental
safeguards, while providing certainty to the mine permitting
process. I would like to thank legislative leaders in both the
State Senate and State Assembly for their tireless
commitment to move this bill forward. After making
substantial changes to the legislation, aimed at protecting
our state’s vital natural resources, the bill I signed into law
today will preserve our tradition of clean land, water and air.
I am hopeful today’s actions will result in the creation of
thousands of private sector jobs in the coming years.”

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