Does Mary Burke know about the asbestos?

Does Mary Burke not know there’s asbestos at the proposed iron mine site?

From a recent interview with Newswatch 12:

Ben Meyer: “Would a large iron ore mine like the one Gogebic Taconite wants to create in the Penokee Hills – overall, would that be a good thing or a bad thing for northern Wisconsin, in your view?”

Mary Burke: “I think we always have to balance job creation with protecting our natural resources. Our natural resources are so important to so many people in Wisconsin. But also, we do need to be creating more good-paying jobs in Wisconsin, and putting the emphasis on that. I think there was legislation that was on the table that balanced those two, to make sure that we could go ahead and create jobs but also protect our natural resources. That was legislation by Senator Jauch and Senator Schultz and I think if we had gone ahead with that, we would have been able to do both. But I think the legislation that was passed did not put the safeguards in place that really are needed to make sure we have that balance.”

If Burke is going to fabricate on the topic of the mine – or even obfuscate – I believe her problems will multiply.

Required reading:

Grothman Brings Back Asbestos Bill Just in Time for DNR Revelation
– Oct. 11

Asbestos Lobby Pushes Bill to Make Victims’ Claims More Difficult
– Oct. 14

Fitz Discovers More Asbestos Near GTac Proposed Bulk Sampling Site
– Oct. 15

Ashland County Mining Impact Committee Hears Warnings from Northland Professor
– Oct. 16

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3 thoughts on “Does Mary Burke know about the asbestos?

  1. Unbelievable: “I think we always have to balance job creation with protecting our natural resources. … But also, we do need to be creating more good-paying jobs in Wisconsin, and putting the emphasis on that.”

    Is Burke kidding?

  2. Kathleen Vinehout HAS stepped forward. She isn’t getting the coverage that Burke is getting, because she doesn’t have the money or the support from the Wisconsin Democratic Party’s honchos that Burke has. We can fix some of that money problem; the other thing is a long-term problem.

  3. No Mary, we don’t need to “balance” jobs and the environment, we need job creation that doesn’t poison the water and the air. Good grief, the more I hear from Mary Burke the less I like her. Will another candidate please step forward?

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