Tensions seen between mining company and state regulators Submitted: 01/20/2014
MADISON - Tensions between state regulators and a company that wants to put an open pit iron mine in northern Wisconsin could be a sign of more conflict yet to come. Gogebic Taconite and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources got into a public dispute last week. They argued over how much regulatory authority remains in the agency's hands. That's after a 2013 law rolled back environmental restrictions to make mining easier.

The dispute over what is allowed and what isn't under the mining law may be a preview of what is to come when the company seeks a permit for the mine. Company spokesman Bob Seitz says rounds and rounds of questions from an overzealous DNR have delayed the process. (Copyright 2014 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)

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