Here are some of the latest news articles about the potential for a new sulfide mining district that could stretch from the central UP to the North Shore in Minnesota.
Please take the time to share these results with your area legislators, etc. Remember what the politicians say? "Prove that you're winning (with voters) and we're with you all the way." -DH
TV 6 Poll Results - 10:50 am 12/20/07
What kind of impact will the proposed nickel and copper mine have on the U.P.? Positive or Negative
Current Vote: 70% Negative
Mining Journal Poll Results - 10:50 am 12/20/07
Do you agree with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's decision to approve the Kennecott mine permit?
Yes – 39%
No – 61%
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Several other companies are exploring in the area as well. In addition to the Rio Tinto exploration mentioned below, there is exploration going on in the Menominee/Marinette area that is pretty far along. Other companies are exploring for nickel, diamonds and uranium. If I recall correctly, some of the diamond sites are underneath the McCormick Wilderness area in the Ottawa National Forest (which is not exempt from mining).
One of the real concerns here is that the DEQ has set a very low bar for compliance with Michigan’s Part 632 Mining Law. None of the other companies will expect to need a permit application any better than Kennecott’s flawed application to get a permit.