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WUWM: Bad River Band traditions threatened by mining bid

"Controversy continues churning in Wisconsin over a potential mining operation in the far north.

Advocates say the venture promises much-needed jobs; opponents fear irreparable damage to pristine waterways and wetlands.

Last month, Republican lawmakers pushed a strongly debated bill through the Assembly.

A Senate Select Committee could unveil its version as early as today.

WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence visited people who live and work in the earmarked region.

Today she takes us to the home of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Its water-rich reservation is situated downstream from the proposed mine. "

Get the Story:
Mining 1: Proposed Mine Troubles Tribal Neighbors (WUWM 2/13)

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