What Exactly is Happening at Wisconsin Iron Mine Drilling Site?


According to a recent citizen-visitor, this is a photo of a guard stationed at the site where Gogebic Taconite has recently been drilling core samples for a proposed iron mine.

Are the heavily armed men who are standing sentry near the Gogebic Taconite drill site in northern Wisconsin in fact private paid guards as is suspected?

If they are part of a security detail, what is the name of the company they are working for?

Are they paid strictly by Gogebic Tactonite or are county, state, or federal governments subsidizing their presence?

Who are they ordered to turn their guns on and at what point?