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Supervisor Looking To End Mining Potential In Oneida CountySubmitted: 10/15/2012

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RHINELANDER - Earlier this year the Oneida County Board voted against mining in the Town of Lynne.

Recently, there's been talk about a referendum or other avenues to explore mining projects throughout the county.

But if Oneida County Board supervisor Paul Dean has his way, mining won't be happening anytime soon.

Dean will introduce a resolution at Tuesday's county board meeting that will make it even more difficult for future exploration.

"What it does change is that it's harder to get mining back here," Dean says.

"It's another process they have to go through that's a pretty big change because they have to start over with the laws, then form a committee. If you want to do that, you've got the county board to deal with and right now they don't support mining."

Supervisor Gary Baier is pushing for mining on county owned lands.

The resolution would change the Forestry, Land, and Outdoor recreation committee.

That committee would no longer act as the Mining Oversight committee.

The county board meets Tuesday morning at 9:30.

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