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Tensions flare between DNR, mine co.
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MADISON (AP) - Tensions between state regulators and a company that wants to bring an open pit iron mine to northern Wisconsin could be a signal of more conflict yet to come. Gogebic Taconite and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources got into a public dispute last week over how much regulatory authority remains in the agency's hands under a 2013 law that rolled back environmental restrictions to make mining easier. The dispute over what is and isn't allowed under the untested mining law may be a preview of what's to come when the company seeks a mining permit, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1f3iUMp ).

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