Gov. Walker signs mining bill into law

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Monday Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law lifting the state’s moratorium on open pit mining.

Governor Walker voted to impose the moratorium when he was in the State Assembly in 1998, but he signed the Republican legislation anyway.

Under current state law, sulfide mining applicants are required to prove that similar mines have operated and been closed in North America without polluting, and no mine has ever satisfied those requirements.    

The bill, dubbed “Mining for America,”  won’t go into effect for six months.

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