December 12, 2013
Dear WRPC Member,
Kennecott/Rio Tinto’s Flambeau Mining Company (FMC) appealed its conviction for violating the Clean Water Act at its partially reclaimed Flambeau mine to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago.
Flambeau Mining is let off the hook for pollution
In October 2013 the Appeals Court let FMC off the hook by ruling that the mining permit issued to FMC by the State of Wisconsin “shielded” the company from prosecution