Three weeks ago the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced Eagle Mine wanted approval for a mineral lease for 40 more acres in Michigamme Township, Marquette County, in the Upper Peninsula.
The parcel in particular – NE1/4 NE1/4, Section 8, T50N,R29W. – contains the headwaters of Anderson Creek and the Yellow Dog River. The region is home for rare flora, fauna, and endangered species. Mining in the area will cause extensive damage to the land, especially the headwaters that feed Anderson Creek and the Yellow Dog River.
The standard 30 day period for public comment has been extended another 30 days. People wishing to express their views about Eagle Mine’s intention to disturb more delicate wetlands in search of mineral ore for profit in the Upper Peninsula now have until September 25, 2015 to contact the Michigan DNR. Interested parties may contact Karen Maidlow, Property Specialist, Office of Minerals Management, DNR, P.O. Box 30452, Lansing, Michigan, 48909-7952, or by email at MaidlowK@Michigan.gov.