It was reported late last year that Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams had lost his last appeal to have charges of environmental destruction dismissed, though it was unclear then that Spanish officials would follow through with an indictment. It’s clear now.

Former Iron County district attorney Tony Stella has the details.

While I realize that the John Doe emails are the focus of everyone’s attention right now, Bill Williams plight should also be front and center of every major media outlet in Wisconsin. The saga of Act 1, the ferrous mining law written specifically for GTac, is a case study in both crony capitalism and piss poor legislating.

Way to go, Tom Tiffany.

 

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4 Responses to Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams will stand trial in Spain

  1. EmmaR says:

    Somehow I don’t think Bill will man up and travel to Spain to face the charges. In its race to the bottom, WISGOP is intent on giving away our clean water. In Texas, they’ve given away their clean air. Check this out from Bloomberg (yes, pro-biz Bloomberg – it was also reported on the Newshour last night): http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-20/fracking-boom-leaves-texans-under-a-toxic-cloud.html

  2. EmmaR,

    My understanding is that he can be tried in absentia. The Wisconsin press should get off of their asses and get on this story.

  3. John Casper says:

    Great news.

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