'Prove It First' law subject of 'well-funded mining industry attack on a grassroots and tribal movement'
- Beth Brogan, staff writer
Wisconsin's landmark miningmoratorium, 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.
Rebecca Kemble at The Progressive reports:
Governor Scott Walker recently told his supporters in the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) that his top legislative priority in the upcoming (January) session of the legislature is passage of the controversial Iron Mining Bill, drafted by the WMC and lawyers for Geogebic Taconite (GTac) that was defeated by one vote in the Senate last spring. He claimed that if the bill were passed early in 2013, GTac would “move forward with a mine which would put people to work right off the bat.”
“is passage of the controversial Iron Mining Bill, drafted by the WMC and lawyers for Geogebic Taconite (GTac)”
Sound like Walker is holding an ALEC meeting in Wisconsin.
Corporations writing legislation - Walker learned his ALEC lessons well.
Fascism seems to be alive and well - and publicized - in the Wisconsin legislature.
People? – what people?
– we don’t represent the people
– we represent the corporations.
"Camera dei Fasci e delle Corporazioni"
… the Chamber of the Fascist Corporations
… not a government of, by, and for We The People - instead, it would be a government of, by, and for the most powerful corporate interests in the nation.
“Walker recently told his supporters in the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce”
"Supporters" in the WMC???
The Dark Money Behind the Wisconsin Recall
• $6.5 million on ads spent by Americans for Prosperity, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, and the anti-labor Center for Union Facts
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state’s largest business organization, which claims it spent $950,000 to back Walker.