EPA disputes Gogebic’s fears of agency blocking mine

Journal Sentinel: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has disputed concerns raised by Gogebic Taconite that the agency might have tried blocking construction of its iron ore mine, as the EPA did last year with a large gold and copper mine in Alaska. After nearly two years of planning, Gogebic said on Feb. 27 it was suspending plans for the $1.5 billion iron ore mine in the Bad River watershed, a tributary to Lake Superior. Gogebic, also known as GTAC, said it was worried the EPA would draw on rarely used......

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