Hurley Press Conference

Hurley Sidewalk Press Conference and Walk

402 Silver Street, Hurley, Wisconsin

Monday, July 1st at 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Frank Koehn, Penokee Hills Education Project, 218-341-8822  


Community leaders and citizens speaking at the Hurley Sidewalk Press Conference will give voice to economic, environmental and health impacts which would emerge from taconite mining in the Penokee Hills of Northern Wisconsin. The topics center on the preservation of a valuable watershed and preserving clean, drinkable water now and into the future.

After the press conference, those in attendance will walk to the American Legion Memorial Building at 201 Iron Street where a 6:00 public hearing is scheduled on the Iron County Metallic Mining Ordinance, which Iron County Zoning Administrator, Tom Bergman and his staff have been diligently working on. The walk is a peaceful event and is not intended to interrupt or delay the ordinance meeting in any way.

Press Conference sponsor: PHEP. The Penokee Hills Education Project was formed to educate the public about risks to the Bad River watershed and the Penokee Hills posed by GTAC’s mountaintop removal mine; to share relevant information about the impact of mining on our economy, health, and environment; and to connect with citizen-led groups locally, statewide, and nationally.