Glenn Grothman (R-4th Circle), Moonlighting Mining Puppet
The O’Dovero-Flesia farm sits at the base of the hills, within a mile of the first planned phase of the mine. The plan calls for 5.5 million tons of explosives to be dropped on the hills every nine days until the pit measures 4.5 miles long. The family has been farming this 1,000 acre farm for five generations. They raise dairy and beef cows, and operate a meat processing facility. They are deeply concerned about the quality of the air and water should this mine come into operation.
On a visit to their farm last weekend, Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) tried to convince them to support the bill and trust Gogebic Taconite. To address their concerns about the 1,000 foot deep open pit draining their 150 foot deep source of water, Grothman told them that the company could caulk the cracks in the bedrock where water was leaking out.(emph. mine)
Watch the noted crackpot’s lips move as ventriloquist extraordinaire and mine owner Chris Cline works his proud little dummy.
Grothman: Mining Company will Caulk the Cracks
EDIT: The volume of explosives claimed in the article are dubious at best. Some explosives in any case will be used. The farmowners have legitimate concerns as the nearby mine could have an impact on the water table.