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Protesters hold "Bury the Bill" Rally


MADISON (WKOW) -- Protesters gathered Saturday to take part in a "Bury the Bill" rally and march.

They gathered to show their opposition to a bill that would streamline the permitting process to mine in Wisconsin. They marched from the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Building to join the rally held at the Capitol Saturday.

The bill must pass the senate before the Governor Scott Walker could sign into law.

The Governor says this could provide at least 700 good paying jobs at the mine, and thousands more across the state.

Conservationists worry that mine will cause pollution, and hurt the tourism industry near lake superior.

"We are very concerned about what the mine would do to the water up there and generations of local economy. Mining is a boom bust economy so jobs that could be added short term could go away next year," said Carl Sack, Madison Protester.

Sack also claims legislators should provide adequate time for the Department of Natural Resources and public to review the bill.

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