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What to make of planned gravel pit

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Greg Peck
March 15, 2013

It was only a coincidence that stories about approvals of legislation that could pave the way for a huge iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin and of a gravel pit in the town of Milton both appeared on Page 1A Tuesday.

Both decisions came after many months of debate. Critics vehemently fought both and argued that the diggings would destroy pristine areas and harm environmentally sensitive lands. In both cases, surrounding residents threatened to sue.

Despite those similarities, the two plans have key differences. What are these differences? And what roadblocks remain for the pit to open on peaceful, quiet North Klug Road?

We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Saturday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook



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