Monday, October 10, 2011
The Wisconsin State Journal is doing a series on the proposed mine in Mellon. I want to start by saying this is going to happen and Mellon will become like Hibbing MN at least for the next 35 years. Why is this such a sure thing? It is really pretty simple. Mellon is not Minoqua or Hayward, they are a backwater. The town that tourism passed by. So the mine will not be taking down the big hills in some recreational home owners backyard. The discussion ought to be is this mine a good use of public land resources? What about the water that will be used? What is the reclamation plan for the land? Are the hills going to be restored? Many questions that won't be considered. We are going to talk about jobs and how to get product to market.