Bill would close forest around Wis. mine site
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Two Republican legislators have introduced a bill that would close down the forest around an iron mine site just south of Lake Superior.
Gogebic Taconite wants to dig a 4 1/2-mile mine in the Penokee Hills. The forest around the site is enrolled in the Department of Natural Resources' managed forest program, which ensures access for hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing and sightseeing. Protesters emerged from the forest earlier this summer and accosted mine workers.