Statements about Mining

"The hole in the earth that’s going to be dug (for the proposed Gogebic mine) is bigger than my entire district."

Wisconsin’s laws "ranked the worst in the world for mining investment."

A Republican-sponsored Wisconsin mining bill "will take at least seven years to create jobs."  

There is "over 20 times more energy" in a proposed Southside uranium mining site than "there is in all the oil that’s estimated to be off Virginia’s coast"

Wisconsin is called the Badger State because "our ancestors came here with the hopes of living the American dream by mining."

A proposed mine in Wisconsin is "about two-thirds the size of Lake Winnebago."

An iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin could operate for 100 years and generate billion of dollars in economic activity.

Robert Hurt supported a bill that helped the uranium industry after taking contributions from the industry and because his father had a stake in it.

Rick Boucher "helped write" the cap-and-trade bill

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