Monday , 26 September 2016

MINE PROPOSED ON MICHIGAN-WISCONSIN BORDER PROMPTS CONCERNS

With controversy over iron mining in northern Wisconsin subsiding in recent months, a Canada-based company has resurrected plans to develop an open-pit mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a few hundred feet from the state border. Aquila Resources Inc. says it will invest more than $300 million to extract gold, zinc, copper and silver along the Menominee River, which divides northeastern Wisconsin from Michigan and flows into Green Bay. Michigan regulators, who must review permits for the project, held their first public hearing last week. While authorities in Madison have no regulatory oversight, a mine would have clear implications for Wisconsin and Lake Michigan. http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/mine-proposed-on-michigan-wisconsin-border-prompts-concerns-b99647859z1-364814071.html

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