Mining interests agree - mining bill was crazy
It's interesting when our legislature has so seriously drunk the "stop regulation" Kool-Aid that the folks you are trying to write the bills for think you went too far. Apparently even representatives of the mining industry think that Wisconsin law should not go out of its way to be in conflict with Federal regulations.
Honestly, if the Republicans are going to insist on reviving the mining bill in January, perhaps they could at least write a bill that would be workable this time around and that will not just embroil Wisconsin in continual conflicts and lawsuits. And maybe this time they could at least give a passing thought to environmental effects.