Final Permit For Disputed Michigan Mine Gets Accepted. Tribe Digs In.

"As a massive open pit mine inches forward, Menominee tribe looks to legal remedies "

"The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality accepted the fourth and final permit required for the controversial Back Forty Mine to move forward.

The mine— a proposed 83-acre open pit gold, zinc and copper mine in the southwestern corner of Michigan's Upper Peninsula—has been slowly weaving through the state's permitting process for years amid growing opposition from tribes and local residents.

The wetland permit filed by Aquila Resources was accepted last week and allows the regulatory review to move forward."

Brian Bienkowski reports for Environmental Health News December 15, 2017.

Source: EHN, 12/18/2017