Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Great Lakes Echo: Kennecott loses road decision; worries intensify over U.P. mine

By Kari Lydersen
Posted Feb. 21, 2011

The winding, narrow road between Big Bay and Marquette in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is usually plied by tourists, Northern Michigan University college students and locals -- likely on their way to snowmobile, cross-country ski, fish or kayak in the cobalt blue waters of Lake Superior or the surrounding woods and wetlands.

But now residents, elected officials and business owners are worried and angry that these pleasant scenic roads -- sometimes icy and treacherous in winter -- could be widened and reinforced to support an endless stream of trucks carrying equipment and ore to and from the mine that Kennecott Minerals is in the process of opening on the Yellow Dog Plains near Big Bay.... Read the rest of this article on Great Lakes Echo.

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