By Gene Champagne
BIG BAY -- Why did the Concerned Citizens of Big Bay, a grassroots citizen organization, file a contested case petition against the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) over an amendment for the use of electrical power and the extension of existing power lines to Rio Tinto’s Eagle Mine site on the Yellow Dog Plains? The answer is simple.
The laws and regulations set forth in Part 632 of Michigan’s new mining law were not followed....Read the rest of this article, posted March 10, 2011, on Headwaters News. (The article also appeared as a Guest Op-ed in the March 13, 2011, Marquette Mining Journal.)