State officials are allowing a copper mining company to resume exploration of a section of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a tax overhaul that he says will encourage more mining in northern Michigan. 

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A company that wants to open a mine in the Upper Peninsula has cleared its first hurdle with state regulators. Orvana Resources hopes to start operations in 2014. 

MI Regulator Downplays Link Between Fracking, Quakes

Apr 17, 2012
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In a new study, the U.S. Geological Survey shows an increasing correlation between Midwest energy drilling and earthquakes.