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Landmark Wisconsin Mining Moratorium Under Siege

• Common Dreams
Wisconsin's landmark mining moratorium, which has protected sacred tribal lands and other areas from strip mining for 15 years, is under attack by Republican Gov. Scott Walker and industry executives who hope to overturn the requirement that, before obtaining a permit, prospective mining companies prove at least one mine in the country has not polluted surface or groundwater.
So far, according to EcoWatch, "the industry has not been able to find a single example where they have mined without polluting water."