DNR grants mine company air permit exemption

Gogebic Taconite asked DNR for permit exemption in December

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a company planning a huge iron mine near Mellen doesn't need an air permit to take bulk mineral samples.

Mining co. submits sampling plan to DNR

Gogebic Taconite includes pre-application notice, required a year before seeking permit

A company looking to dig a huge iron mine just south of Lake Superior has filed new papers with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources outlining a bulk sampling plan and notifying the agency it plans to seek a mining permit.

Budget panel approves mining bill

Panel approval sets up votes in full Senate, Assembly

The Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee has approved a Republican bill that would overhaul the state's mining regulations.