Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Headwaters News: Michigan regulators unsure how to enforce changes to Rio Tinto's Eagle Mine

By Gabriel Caplett of Headwaters News

MARQUETTE -- Since earlier this month Rio Tinto has been burying electric lines underneath County Road AAA in northern Marquette County. The underground lines will connect the company’s Eagle Mine with new power lines running on County Road 550, leading to a coal-fired power station in Marquette.

According to regulators at the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE), connecting the electric line to the mine site would be illegal. Or, it isn’t. It really depends who you talk with. Read the rest of this Sept. 21 article on Headwaters News.

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