Mining Category Archive


  • Scott Walker, Legislature Altering Wisconsin’s Way of Protecting Natural Resources

    “Governor Walker believes it’s possible to protect our clean air, clean land, and clean water while enacting policies that improve our business climate and spur economic growth,” Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 10/04/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Environmental Issues

    When Gov. Scott Walker has taken action on environmental issues, it has been to the detriment of environmental protections and sustainability efforts.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2015
  • Walker: Where Have We Heard That Before?

    In his first term in office Gov. Scott Walker signed at least nineteen bills or budget provisions into law that were drawn from corporate bill factory ALEC.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/22/2014
  • A Guide to Gov. Walker’s Education Policy: Follow the Money

    While studies of the voucher program have failed to demonstrate higher achievement for students, pandering to the voucher industry has been lucrative for career politician Scott Walker’s campaign account.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/04/2014
  • Will Gov. Walker Answer the $700,000 Question?

    MADISON, Wis. — Despite claims made by Gov. Walker to the media that he was an intractable supporter of reducing mining regulations, as reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today Walker as...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/27/2014
  • Walker Voted in Favor of Mining Moratorium

    But the first-term Republican governor has not always been so pro-mining. In fact, he helped block a proposal to construct another major mine in northern Wisconsin years ago. In 1998 — as...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/26/2014
  • Senate Committee Hears From Experts and Borrowers on Student Loan Debt Crisis

    A standing room only crowd packed the room to share their stories and call for action on the student loan debt crisis at today’s Senate committee hearing on the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act, Senate Bill 376.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/05/2014
  • United Sportsmen Official Offered Free Two-Day Fishing Excursion to Author of Sweetheart Deal

    MADISON, Wis. — The author of a sweetheart deal worth potentially millions of dollars for a politically-connected organization was offered a free, two-day Lake Michigan fishing excursion by the lobbyist and Executive...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/29/2013
  • New Developments In United Sportsmen Scandal Greet Gov. Walker Upon Return to Wisconsin From Latest Political Junket

    One Wisconsin Now called on Walker to answer questions about the sweetheart deal to send state tax dollars to a partisan political front group that endorsed him in his recall election.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/16/2013
  • Scandal Surrounding Gov. Walker’s Attempt to Reward Political Allies Deepens

    Breaking news reports today reveal that the group in question may in fact be a for-profit corporation that received at least $235,000 in income in 2011, courtesy of the right-wing Citizens for a Strong America.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/09/2013
  • Mining Legislation Was a “Major Victory for Walker”

    Gov. Scott Walker on Monday signed a bill that rewrites iron mining laws and could pave the way for construction of a $1.5 billion open pit mine in northern Wisconsin…The legislation was...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/11/2013
  • Where Was Rep. Pridemore for Final Vote on Open Pit Mining Bill?

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding Rep. Don Pridemore’s failure to cast a vote on final passage of controversial open pit mining legislation...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/07/2013
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Passage of Special Interest Mining Bill

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements related to Assembly passage of the open pit mining bill that will compromise Wisconsin critical natural resources. Ross...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/06/2013
  • Gov. Walker’s Campaign Set to Drop Anchor at Exclusive Florida Yacht Club

    MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker leaves snowy Wisconsin behind this week as he jets off to sunny Florida for “lifestyles of the rich and famous” campaign fundraiser at the exclusive Naples...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/05/2013
  • Is Justice Roggensack’s ‘Experience’ Open Pit Mine Bill Backer’s Insurance Plan?

    MADISON, Wis. — As the State Assembly appears poised to approve controversial open pit mining legislation that weakens state environmental protections observers are universally acknowledging a lengthy court fight is certain to...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/04/2013
  • Bad River Tribal Chairman Questions Wisconsin State Legislators Mining Consultation Practices

    Gogebic Taconite, owned by coal-mining magnate Chris Cline, had direct input into the writing of the 2013 bill weeks before it was made available to the public, according to One Wisconsin Now,...

    Indian Country Today Media Network, 02/04/2013
  • Walker Signed Mining Legislation That Loosens Environmental Regulations

    The bill weakened Wisconsin’s permitting process and regulation of the mining industry. Drafting records show the bill was largely drafted by mining interests. The bill was passed by both houses, and signed...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/30/2013
  • Why No Comment From Sen. Ellis As Open Pit Mine Bill Races Through Republican Legislature?

    MADISON, Wis. — State Sen. Mike Ellis, oft quoted decrying the influence of big money campaign contributions on the legislative process, appears to have lost his voice amid revelations that an out-of-state...

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/29/2013
  • Wisconsin Citizens Shut Out While Out-Of-State Mining Company Helps Draft Bill to Develop Massive Open Pit Mine

    MADISON, Wis. — Legislation being fast-tracked by Gov. Walker and the Republican controlled state legislature to roll back environmental standards for a massive open pit mine in Northern Wisconsin was, according to...

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/28/2013
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on the Introduction of New Open Pit Mining Legislation

    Mining special interests spent huge sums to try to buy compliant legislators in the November elections. And today, this bill is about satisfying Gov. Walker’s seemingly insatiable need to fill his campaign money pit, not creating real, sustainable jobs for Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/15/2013
  • Walker, GOP Legislature’s Latest Promises of Moderation at Odds With Record of Extreme Partisanship, Failure on Jobs Promise

    After two years of unprecedented partisan political strife under their governance, a stagnant economy and record cuts to public education, Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans enter the new legislative session claiming in media reports that they will pursue a moderate political agenda.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/06/2013
  • Differing Views of Gov. Walker’s First Two Years in Office

    The group, One Wisconsin Now harbors a different perspective to Walker’s tenure. Executive Director Scot Ross issued a release citing, what he calls, some of the governor’s low lights: “Looting the public...

    Milwaukee Public Radio, 01/02/2013
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on the Two Year Anniversary of Scott Walker As Governor

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements on the two-year anniversary of Scott Walker as Governor: “Scott Walker used his gubernatorial inauguration in 2011 as...

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/02/2013
  • One Wisconsin Now Exposes Voter Suppression Plans Between Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans for Prosperity, Tea Party Groups

    MADISON, Wis. — A coordinated plot by the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin and organizations in the so-called Tea Party movement targeting minority voters and college students in a possibly...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/19/2010
  • Walker Cast Vote Against Stronger Protections Against Polluting Mining companies

    Walker cast votes against a bill that required increased disclosure from mining companies and allowed permits to be denied for a history of non-compliance with regulations.

    1993 AB 542, 01/01/1993