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Tiffany pushing nonmetallic mining bill

Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and Rep. Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) recently introduced the Regulatory Certainty Act, a bill that would give local communities the power to regulate nonmetallic mining.

The legislation stems from a 2012 Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling in the case of Zwiefelhofer v. Town of Cooks Valley.

The court’s decision in this case made the regulation of nonmetallic mining possible through police power ordinances.

As a result of this decision, the nonmetallic mining industry —

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 5:17 PM
 

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