Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff

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Documentary Shorts
Runtime:
25 minutes
Form:
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Country:
USA

In March 2013, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation that rewrote the state’s iron mining laws, paving the way for Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) to dig an open-pit iron mine in the pristine woods of the Penokee mountain range.
This film tells the story of how GTAC and its allies wielded money and power to influence the law, and goes behind the scenes with the burgeoning movement to resist the mine

Director:
Brad Lichtenstein