Wisconsin First Lady Met With Protest During Nature Walk

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker was walking in the Northern part of the State Monday, and was met with some protest. Mrs. Walker hiked the trails at Copper Falls State Park in Mellen to raise awareness of the state’s natural beauty as well as the health benefits of walking. It was part of her Walk with Walker series of appearances around the state.

The Associated Press reports that Walker’s visit to the park was met by protesters. Some residents who are concerned about Gov. Scott Walker’s environmental policy and support of a controversial iron ore mine were on hand to voice their displeasure.

In March, Gov. Walker signed a bill that would ease mining regulations, paving the way for Gogebic Taconite’s iron ore mine, proposed to be built in the Penokee Range. Environmentalists say that the mine is a bad idea.

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