Wisconsin legislators rejected bill for new iron mine

Posted on March 09, 2012 by Minerals Make Life

Wisconsin state Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, issued a statement Wednesday saying the Senate missed its chance to create hundreds—if not thousands—of well-paying jobs when it rejected a bill to streamline a new iron mine in northern Wisconsin.

In response to the rejected legislation, mining company Gogebic Taconite LLC announced it would abandon the project and end plans to invest in a Wisconsin mine.

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