Democratic state Rep. Janet Bewly, of Ashland, speaks out against a Republican-backed bill being debated in the Assembly that would ease opening an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin near Lake Superior on Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Madison, Wis. Assembly Republicans say the measure would bring jobs to an economically depressed area while Democrats voiced concerns that the pristine environment would be ravaged. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

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Democratic state Rep. Janet Bewly, of Ashland, speaks out against a Republican-backed bill being debated in the Assembly that would ease opening an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin near Lake Superior on Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Madison, Wis. Assembly Republicans say the measure would bring jobs to an economically depressed area while Democrats voiced concerns that the pristine environment would be ravaged. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
Democratic state Rep. Janet Bewly, of Ashland, speaks out against a Republican-backed bill being debated in the Assembly that would ease opening an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin near Lake Superior on Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Madison, Wis. Assembly Republicans say the measure would bring jobs to an economically depressed area while Democrats voiced concerns that the pristine environment would be ravaged. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
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