The bill closely mirrors the measure that died in the Senate last year. Under the proposal, the state Department of Natural Resources would have up to 480 days to make a permitting decision. Right now the process is open-ended.The public would no longer be allowed to challenge a DNR permitting decision through contested cases â¿¿ quasi-judicial proceedings similar to trials â¿¿ until after the decision is made. Citizen lawsuits challenging DNR enforcement of mining standards would be barred.
Wisconsin Republicans Reintroduce Mining Changes
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