Madison – The following is a statement from Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Vice President of Government Relations Scott Manley regarding the announcement that GTac will be closing its Hurley office:
“Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Legislature took great steps toward improving Wisconsin’s regulatory process for iron mining; however, they can’t control the EPA’s outright hostility toward the industry. EPA’s posturing and actions, including its unprecedented attack against the Alaskan Pebble Mine make investment in American mines a difficult proposition at this time.
“WMC remains hopeful that a mine project will come to fruition in Iron County, home to the highest unemployment rate in Wisconsin, at some point in the future. WMC will continue to engage in efforts to bring metallic mining back to the Badger State and to advance the interests of the mining industry generally.”