mining Michigan Regulators Sign Off On Permits For Potash Mining By Associated Press • Jun 7, 2018 WKAR File Photo State regulators have approved permits for wells to accommodate a potash mine. Controversial Mining Bills Await Gov. Snyder's Signature By Cheyna Roth • May 20, 2018 WKAR-MSU Environmental groups want Governor Rick Snyder to say “no” to legislation on his desk. They’re concerned about bills that would change some oversight requirements for state mines. Island Lake Recreation Area To Get Restoration After Mining By Associated Press • May 12, 2018 Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo Michigan officials say a significant portion of Island Lake State Recreation Area will be restored under a deal to eventually clean up a former mining site. Copper Mining Company To Resume Drilling In State Wilderness By Associated Press • Feb 7, 2018 State officials are allowing a copper mining company to resume exploration of a section of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Governor Signs Mine Production Tax By Rick Pluta • Dec 20, 2012 WKAR File Photo Governor Rick Snyder has signed a tax overhaul that he says will encourage more mining in northern Michigan. Listen Listening... / DEQ Approves First Permit for Western UP Copper and Silver Mine By Rick Pluta • Apr 30, 2012 biberta / morgueFile 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 By Mark Bashore • Apr 17, 2012 Courtesy / Suncor Energy In a new study, the U.S. Geological Survey shows an increasing correlation between Midwest energy drilling and earthquakes.