City of Brookfield officials and residents alike took their turns on the floor to voice their views on the pending project for the Ruby Farm and former Journal Communications property.
Come learn more about the issues surrounding the proposed open-pit iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin. Gogebic Taconite, LLC is currently considering development along a four-mile stretch east of the community of Mellen. Recently the Wisconsin legislature passed a bill (2013 Wisconsin Act 1) loosening the environmental regulations for iron mining which is one of the major reasons for concern. Another is a high capacity well which will affect the local populations access to water.