Wisconsin mining has been a boom for the state’s coal industry.
But it has also brought a host of challenges for local residents and the country.
A new report by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism shows how the state was unprepared to handle the challenges.
Wisconsin’s new coal mine, located in Wausau, Wisconsin, is expected to add up to more than 1,000 jobs.
But the report also reveals that the mining boom has created a complex set of challenges in rural communities.
“There are a lot of people living on the edge of town,” said John Knecht, a professor of geology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“They don’t know how to get their feet wet.”
In some places, the communities that are most impacted by the boom have not been able to find enough land to build their own mines.
For example, the town of Green Bay, Wisconsin sits just off the interstate.
In addition to its own mines, the community has a variety of coal mines and a water supply.
“We have a very high concentration of water,” said Kneben, “and we don’t have a lot to use.”
Kneben said that Green Bay has struggled to find the resources it needs to build its own mine.
The area around the mines, which are located in a wooded area, has been hit hard by drought, he said.
The local water supply is contaminated, and the area’s roads are unsafe.
The state has put in place restrictions on where mining companies can drill, and it has imposed a moratorium on new mining leases.
But some in Green Bay have said that the local community is ready for the mine.
“Our communities are really resilient,” said Mayor Steve Wysocki.
“The communities are resilient, because they know that they have to be.
They’ve got to be ready to respond to a lot more environmental challenges.”
Wisconsin’s coal mines have produced an estimated $40 billion in profits for the mining industry.
The company that owns the mines also has an interest in building the mine, as well as in creating jobs for the region.
Wynne’s administration has been looking for a coal export terminal for some time.
Last month, the president signed an executive order aimed at opening up the market for export coal.
It’s been more than a year since the administration issued its first order.
“I’m really excited about the prospects that we have in front of us,” said Wysockski.
But the administration has struggled.
“It has been difficult to get a decision on what to do,” he said, adding that it has taken up to two years to get through the administration’s review process.
Wysockki said that while the Trump administration has “taken a bold stance” in its support for exports, it has not provided a clear path to the new terminal.
“That’s really been the challenge we have,” he told The Washington Post.
“To have a new terminal in place, and to have a clear policy to proceed with it, is really the key to getting a decision.”
A new report from the Wisconsin center also found that the federal government is not providing any funds for the development of a new coal export port in the state.
Wysowki said the port is a critical piece of the strategy for the coal industry, and said he is “100 percent behind” that.
“If we can get this port built and operational, it would help the coal-producing region to have that export terminal,” he explained.
The president is also backing the port in a new executive order that would allow companies to ship coal to China.
The administration says that this would create hundreds of thousands of jobs.
The Department of Commerce is also giving the Department of Justice $2 million to study the issue.
“These funds are going to be needed to ensure that we don`t lose our ability to export coal,” Wysoski said.
“In order to do that, we need to do more.”
Wysowksi said that he is confident that the Trump-Clinton administration will move forward on the port.
“My guess is that it’s going to get done,” he predicted.
“Hopefully they are going in the right direction.
But I’m hopeful that they will take the right path.”
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