Matt Johnson, director of the Governor’s Office for the Upper Peninsula, has resigned from his post and now works for Rio Tinto, the parent company of Kennecott Minerals. The company has an office in Ishpeming, MI, and is seeking to develop a nickel-copper mine on the Yellow Dog Plains, in addition to other mineral projects in the area.
The Director of the Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Office of Geological Survey (OGS), Hal Fitch, has formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation
with Kennecott and Bitterroot Resources, two companies seeking to open metallic sulfide and uranium mines in the Upper Peninsula.
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