Sen. Erpenbach: Issues statement on repeal of “prove it safe” law for mining

Contact: Sen. Jon Erpenbach
608-266-6670

“Current Wisconsin law does not prohibit mining in Wisconsin, it just says the mining company needs to prove they can mine without harming our environment – the mining companies just cannot do that. The EPA calls the mining of sulfide ore America’s most toxic industry and that’s why local elected officials and the people they represent have a good reason to oppose this bill. We should not be helping mining companies – we should be protecting our water from chemicals like sulfuric acid, arsenic, lead and other carcinogens.”

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