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    Bad River Tribal Chairman Questions Wisconsin State Legislators Mining Consultation Practices

    The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are wondering what happened to government-to-government consultation when it comes to the Wisconsin State legislature—which allegedly rewrote the 2012 state mining bill with input of iron-ore mining company Gogebic Taconite. “One industrial corporation has written legislation that weakens protections for wetlands, navigable waters, and groundwater in the State of Wisconsin, aimed at promoting one project,” Mike Wiggins, Bad River Band of Lake Superior tribal chairman wrote in a February 1 letter, to Sen. Thomas Tiffany (R-Wisc.)



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