Thursday, June 30, 2011

Updated: Michigan Attorney General asked to investigate state permitting of Eagle Mine

From Stand for the Land *

LANSING -- On June 15, 2011, a small group of people, including mining expert Jack Parker and conservationist Laura Gauger, sent a request to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, asking him to investigate allegations of criminal activity at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The subject of the requested investigation is the department’s approval of Kennecott Minerals’ mine permit application for the Eagle Mine Project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Read the revised press release on Stand for the Land ...

*Editor's Note: You can read about Jack Parker's reports on the potential instability of the Eagle Mine in our Dec. 6, 2010, article, "Mining expert Jack Parker says Eagle Mine likely to collapse," and about Laura Gauger's book, The Buzzards Have Landed, and her experience with Kennecott's Flambeau Mine in Wisconsin in our Jan. 25, 2011, article, "Updated: Lawsuit filed against Kennecott subsidiary for water pollution at Flambeau Mine site."

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