mining http://wkar.org en Governor Signs Mine Production Tax http://wkar.org/post/governor-signs-mine-production-tax <p>Governor Rick Snyder has signed a tax overhaul that he says will encourage more mining in northern Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:15:04 +0000 Rick Pluta 28584 at http://wkar.org Governor Signs Mine Production Tax DEQ Approves First Permit for Western UP Copper and Silver Mine http://wkar.org/post/deq-approves-first-permit-western-copper-and-silver-mine <p>A company that wants to open a mine in the Upper Peninsula has cleared its first hurdle with state regulators.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 23:07:12 +0000 Rick Pluta 16581 at http://wkar.org DEQ Approves First Permit for Western UP Copper and Silver Mine MI Regulator Downplays Link Between Fracking, Quakes http://wkar.org/post/mi-regulator-downplays-link-between-fracking-quakes <p>In a new study, the U.S. Geological Survey shows an increasing correlation between Midwest energy drilling and earthquakes. WKAR’s Mark Bashore spoke with Michigan's top energy drilling regulator, State Geologist Hal Fitch, about the study.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Mark Bashore 15833 at http://wkar.org MI Regulator Downplays Link Between Fracking, Quakes