Statements about Environment

The proposed Gogebic iron ore mine is "just up the hill" from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore caves along Lake Superior.  

The proposed Gogebic mine in northern Wisconsin "could be extended as long as 21 miles."  

A 2013 state law would allow the operator of an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin to "fill in pristine streams and ponds with mine waste."  

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate approved a bill "denying veterans the right to recover their medical costs for cancers they developed while serving their country."

As a result of climate change, ice fishermen in Wisconsin "are already noticing fewer days they can be out on our ice covered lakes."

"Over 3 million Americans are employed in the growing green-collar workforce," which is more than the number "of people working in the fossil fuel industry."  

Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson voted to let oil and gas companies emit "unlimited carbon pollution into our air"

"18 percent of our land in our state right now is either federally, state or county owned for conservation purposes."

A recent study of a proposed cap-and-trade policy’s effect on Wisconsin consumers showed it could "raise gasoline prices by 141 percent and electricity rates by 171 percent" by 2030.

"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."  

"We have more natural gas than Saudi Arabia has oil."

The United States can immediately tap a domestic energy resource of "more than 1.5 trillion barrels of oil, six times more than Saudi Arabia."

By eliminating the public intervenor’s office, "I was the first one to fire Kathleen Falk."

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."

Says area near proposed northern Wisconsin iron ore mine is "15 hours away" from where public hearing on mining was held.

Says state Sen. Alberta Darling is "allowing mercury to harm our children" because she voted against an electronics recycling bill.

"One of the biggest polluters in our country is the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District."

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