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Proposed mine faces mounting troubles

BY: - August 3, 2020

The controversial proposed Back Forty open pit metallic sulfide mine on the Michigan-Wisconsin border has suffered major financial and permitting setbacks due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and increasing public concerns over the safety of tailings dams to store mine waste. The proposed mine, would be located next to the Menominee River, which flows into […]

Gov. Tony Evers answers questions during a COVID-19 briefing via phone on 03/23/20. (Photo: screenshot from YouTube of call.)

Evers, other govs ask Trump for aid as states face shortfall

BY: - April 17, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers has joined Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf in urging President Trump to expedite additional resources for all states and localities so that they can address economic shortfalls resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. “Without this leadership, the damage to our state economies will be exacerbated by the cuts we […]