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Creating a Tax-Cut Consensus on the Iron Range: The 1964 Taconite Amendment

Jeffrey T. Manuel

in Taconite Dreams: The Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesota's Iron Range, 1915-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694297
eISBN:
9781452952482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694297.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Chapter two continues taconite's story into the mid-1960s when Minnesota added a taconite amendment to the state constitution. The amendment prevented taconite taxes from rising disproportionately to ... More


Taconite Dreams: The Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesota's Iron Range, 1915-2000

Jeffrey T. Manuel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694297
eISBN:
9781452952482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694297.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Taconite Dreams describes a century-long struggle to preserve the iron ore mining in Minnesota's Iron Range region. Once among the world's richest iron ore mining districts, the Iron Range propelled ... More


A Technological Fix?: Edward W. Davis and the Creation of Taconite

Jeffrey T. Manuel

in Taconite Dreams: The Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesota's Iron Range, 1915-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694297
eISBN:
9781452952482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694297.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Chapter one describes how taconite technology was offered as a painless fix for the declining region in the mid-twentieth century. Focusing on engineer Edward W. Davis, known as “Mr. Taconite,” this ... More


Taconite Bites Back: The Reserve Mining Pollution Trial and the Environmental Challenge to Industry

Jeffrey T. Manuel

in Taconite Dreams: The Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesota's Iron Range, 1915-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694297
eISBN:
9781452952482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694297.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Chapter three describes the major pollution lawsuit that affected the mining region, Reserve Mining Company v. USA. I argue that the trial must be understood within the context of taconite's ... More


Taconite and the Fight over Reserve Mining Company

Nancy Langston

in Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300212983
eISBN:
9780300231663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212983.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Iron was a key component of steel, and steel was essential for industrial and military purposes. Postwar concerns about iron depletion led American mining interests to promote technologies and tax ... More


Mining, Toxics, and Environmental Justice for the Anishinaabe

Nancy Langston

in Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300212983
eISBN:
9780300231663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212983.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In 2011, a company named Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) formed in order to develop the largest open-pit mine in the world—just upstream of the Bad River Band’s reservation on Lake Superior. Owned by Cline ... More


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