ESCANABA -- Gabriel Caplett of Headwaters News has written a letter to the editor, published July 23, 2011, by the Escanaba Daily Press: "Watch out for special interest law," concerning the legislation proposed recently by State Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) and State Rep. Matt Huuki (R-Atlantic Mine).
Caplett points out in his letter that this legislation "will strip every Michigan township of the right to deny any mining project."
Click here to read the letter on why this is a "special interest" law.
Editor's note: Click here for background on this legislation from the Michigan Townships Association.
Click here for a June 24, 2011, Daily Mining Gazette article, "Controversial mineral extraction bill debated" and click here for the Gazette's July 2, 2011, article, "Legislation concerning mining approved."
Monday, July 25, 2011
Gabriel Caplett: Letter on "special interest law"
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Labels: Escanaba Daily Press, Gabriel Caplett, Michigan Townships Association; legislation to limit zoning authority; HB4746; SB470