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Bad River tribe turns to federal government to stop mine

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The federal government is being asked to stop any more mining activity in the Penokee Hills, exploratory or otherwise.

When a new iron ore mining bill passed the state legislature last winter, Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins figured his best bet to protect the watershed leading to his reservation and Lake Superior was through the federal government. He says the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers have more integrity than the new state law.

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