Contested Case Hearing Scheduled

The contested case brought against the State of Michigan for issuing permits to Kennecott/Rio Tinto (now Lundin) for the Eagle Mine Project is finally scheduled to be heard in Lansing in the Michigan Court of Appeals on June 3rd. The panel of judges includes Cavanagh, Stephens, and Owens.

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.

Plain to See

In our ongoing effort to persuade the public and our elected officials that developing a mine in this watershed is not the best choice both environmentally and economically, we invite our members and the public to get involved now more than ever. As many of you know, a private citizen, Cynthia Pryor, was arrested Tuesday …

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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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