12/15/2011 page A15 print version
Majia's Summary: Last week in Wisconsin state Republicans introduced a bill that would "streamline the mine-permitting process"
[Excerpt] "The bill would loosen restrictions on the mine's ability to dump waste and draw down groundwater levels. It also would ELIMINATE residents' rights to challenge a mine's permit in a contested hearing OR SUE OVER ILLEGAL ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE"
Majia here: Watch out everyone as this type of legislation that would prohibit citizens from suing polluters is probably going to be introduced in many state legislatures.