Local State Senator Tom Tiffany has released a statement on his bill that would limit public access to land surrounding a potential mining site in Northern Wisconsin.
The Hazelhurst republican cited past incidents involving protestors and those working at the Gogebic Taconite mining location near the Penokee Hills. Tiffany says that those actions are what spurred him to introduce the legislation.
He noted that all employees have the “reasonable expectation of a safe work place.” He says that while not everyone on the committee voted for the bill, each member agreed that something needed to be done.
The bill passed along party line vote at the committee level.