MADISON – Wisconsin needs significant reforms to its mining laws in order for the state to enjoy the positive benefits of environmentally safe iron mining, WMC said Thursday in testimony at the Capitol.
WMC Environmental Policy Director Scott Manley said in his testimony:
“WMC believes enactment of comprehensive iron mining reforms will result in the creation of family-supporting mining jobs in our state. We believe these reforms can be done in a manner that balances the need for regulatory clarity and predictability with appropriate environmental protections. We urge members of this committee and the Legislature as a whole to remain open-minded about mining reform, and resist the temptation to blindly accept the hyperbole and distortions from the anti-mining special interests as the debate moves forward. “
Click here to see WMC’s full testimony on mining reform.