mining

Michigan Capitol Building
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State regulators have approved permits for wells to accommodate a potash mine.

Rick Snyder
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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.

Trail
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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.

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
Courtesy / Suncor Energy

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