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October 22 Documentary; Wisconsin Mining Standoff

posted Oct 15, 2014, 11:45 AM by Bill B

 On Wednesday, October 22 at 7pm, the New Berlin Public Library will hold a screening of "WISCONSIN'S MINING STANDOFF", a new documentary about the controversial proposal to dig an open-pit iron mine in northern Wisconsin. The 25-minute film will be followed by a community discussion. The event is hosted by the Waukesha County Environmental Action League. The New Berlin Public Library is located at 15105 W Library Lane in New Berlin.

 Produced and directed by Milwaukee-based 371 Productions, "Wisconsin's Mining Standoff" takes viewers to Ashland and Iron Counties, where Cline Resources subsidiary GTAC has set off a battle over the state’s natural resources by proposing to dig what could be one North America’s largest open pit mines in Wisconsin’s Penokee Hills. The film explores the potential impacts of the mine and how legislation changed the state’s mining laws.

 "Wisconsin's Mining Standoff" was commissioned by Al Jazeera America's award-winning investigative documentary program "Fault Lines" and premiered in June 2014. The film is touring the state this fall in a series of screenings followed by community discussions and panels. It addresses a crucial issue for Wisconsinites heading to the polls in November for gubernatorial elections.