Monday, December 02, 2013

Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative: Bill Williams’ Spanish Mistake Is Wisconsin’s Nightmare

By Joseph Skulan and Barbara With
Posted Nov. 30, 2013, on Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative

Gogebic Taconite (GTac) President Bill Williams will likely be brought to trial in Spain for his part in the environmental crimes allegedly committed by the Cobre Las Cruces (CLC) mining operation while he was a senior manager of the company, according to court documents obtained from Ecologistas en Acción (EIA).

One of the complaints filed with the Spanish courts alleges that Williams, who went to work at CLC in 2006, failed to follow official technical standards relating to the grade of mine wall slopes set forth by CEDEX (a policy, research and training agency of the Spanish Ministry of Public Works). The complaint further alleges that Williams’ decision to ignore these standards resulted in the collapse of the walls of the mine. ...

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Editor's Note: See also Joseph Skulan's "Letter to Spain: An introduction to GTac’s proposed Penokee Hills iron mine," posted today, Dec. 2, 2013, on Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative.

Editor's Update:  Also just posted today, Dec. 2, 2013, on Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative: "Dispatch from the Penokee Hills," by Mel Gasper. Lac Courte Oreilles tribal member and administrator fo the Harvest Educational Learning Project (HELP) near Mellen, Wis.

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