One night a couple of years ago there was a meeting up in Glidden "informing" property owners about mineral rights and mining. My sister and I went to this meeting. While there, as a former legal secretary, my "critical listening" antennae started buzzing -- something was up. Somebody, somewhere in the mining industry was discretely sniffing for information. Nothing overt happened that I could detect, and I relegated the event to the remote-but-not-forgotten memory section of my brain because my antennae aren't often wrong about such things.
Now, guess what I've just learned? The illustrious corporate whores in the Scott Walker administration are working hard to undermine Wisconsin's strong protective mining laws (look up LRB-2035 and be on the look out for similar legislation to be proposed) and allow Gogebic Taconite LLC (of Cline Resources Group out of millionaire Christopher Cline -- BTW coincidentally(?!) another campaign contributor (from West Virginia) of Governor Scott Walker [http://www.wisdc.org/index.php?filter=+Search+&from=2010-09-24&to=--&contributor_name=Cline&name=Walker%2C+Scott&interest=Natural+Resources&module=wisdc.websiteforms&cmd=searchadvanced]) to mine iron ore in the pristine Gogebic-Penokee Range of northern Wisconsin with little to no regard for environment or citizenry. So what's the big deal, you ask? Well, go to savethewatersedge.com/ and check out the information there to find out. There is supposed to be a rally on September 30th at Copper Falls State Park about this, but I don't have any other information regarding the rally. While you're at it, think about joining former Senator Russ Feingold's Progressives United that is trying to get the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision overturned that will help prevent outside interests from interfering in political elections.
This is just one more reason to RECALL SCOTT WALKER and get rid of his cronies. Does something wicked this way come? Yeah -- if we let it.