YDWP Represents at Rio Tinto Meeting

Two Upper Peninsula women are traveling toLondon, England to attend the Rio Tinto Annual General Meeting taking place April 19, 2012.  Carla Champagne of the grassroots citizens group Concerned Citizens of Big Bay and Cynthia Pryor of the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, plan on attending the Rio Tinto AGM meeting for two reasons:

MDEQ Hearing on CR 595

Last night a large number of citizens and groups attended the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s hearing on the proposed County Road 595. The road project permit application that was submitted by the Marquette County Road Commission was debated for 3 hours in Ishpeming. Comments both opposing and supporting the project were made.

EPA rules permit not needed

Today we received disappointing news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not agree that Kennecott Eagle Minerals needed a federal permit for discharge of wastewater into groundwater. YDWP disagrees, as the original design was changed slightly from underground piping to above ground piping by the company to get around the permit requirement. The potential effects …

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