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Kennecott Mine Saga
(2008-02-29)
(wgvu) - Foes of a proposed nickel and copper
mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula have filed another legal
challenge.
Opponents sued the Michigan Department of Natural Resources on
Thursday. The DNR approved Kennecott Minerals Co.'s plans earlier
this month and agreed to lease 120 acres of state land for the
mine's surface facilities.
The suit was filed in Ingham County Circuit Court by the
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, the Huron Mountain Club, the
National Wildlife Federation and the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve.
They also sued the state Department of Environmental Quality in
December after it approved the mine, which would be located in
Marquette County.
Opponents say the mine would damage the environment. The company
says it would operate safely and create jobs.
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