[Updated 02/16] Protests planned,WI Assembly mine bill is back, Platteville hearing cancelled, Madison JFC hearing 10AM Fri. 2/17

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Update: Platteville hearing is cancelled but there is instead a a public hearing on the Assembly mining bill, AB 426, on Friday Feb. 17 at 10 AM in the Capitol room 412 East, Madison Wisconsin.

Updated information is in Assembly mining bill will be tough sell in Senate : “State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald dissolved a special mining committee Wednesday saying that the Senate should instead pass a controversial Assembly bill that would make it easier to construct a $1.5 billion iron mine in northern Wisconsin.
Fitzgerald’s move halts the work of the Senate Select Committee on Mining Jobs in mid-stream and reflects his and other Republicans’ displeasure with a version of the mine permit legislation that was unveiled Monday by the committee, chaired by State Sen. Neal Kedzie, R-Elkhorn. A hearing on that version of the bill scheduled for Friday in Platteville has been canceled.”

Madison protest info from Carl Sack of Madison: “The previously scheduled Platteville hearing has been cancelled. We are asking everyone who can come to meet in the Capitol Rotunda at 9:30 AM. Please bring a jar of water. This is not a rally, and it’s nothing illegal or dangerous. You’ll find out more when you get there. Whether or not you can make it in the morning, come to the Rotunda again at 1:00 PM for a different action.”
read more at the facebook event “It’s about the Water! Stop the mine bill!”

Protest in Green Bay: “Defend Native Lands! Anti-Mining Bill Protest”
February 17, 2012 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Brown County Courthouse
100 S Jefferson St
Green Bay,WI 54301
USA – see their web event for a map

Check with these sites for updates on protests and for information on the mine.

Clean Wisconsin

Save the Water’s Edge

Wisconsin Resources Protection Council
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No longer current info: From MJS, which pledges to write more on the bill this afternoon:

“The Senate Select Committee on Mining Jobs will hold a hearing on Friday in Platteville on the committee’s version of the much-anticipated mining bill. The hearing is at 10 a.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.”

Look for more to come out on the bill at
Clean Wisconsin

Save the Water’s Edge

Wisconsin Resources Protection Council

Link to the bill.

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