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.

Copperwood Permit Application Submitted

Orvana Minerals submitted their mining permit application on Friday, September 23.  By the following Monday, it was deemed administratively complete by Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. A permit review team has already been assembled and is currently reviewing the application. The application is available online at

MDEQ gives permits “final” approval

Two days before the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality ceases to exist, a statement was issued giving “final approval” of mining permits that were being contested by Huron Mountain Club, National Wildlife Federation, Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, and Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. The approval was given before the administrative law judge had submitted a clarification …

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