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in its most natural state for the use of the public,
now, and for the benefit of future generations.

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UNDISCLOSED FUNDING FOR CR595 LAWSUIT

26 Jan , 2015  

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The Marquette County Road Commission (MCRC) unanimously agreed to sue the EPA for upholding its objections to the proposed County Road 595 a haul road for the Eagle Mine. This decision occurred during a closed session portion of a public meeting held on January 19th, 2015. The EPA will need to use public funding to hire lawyers to continue to defend their decision and our local environment. Our misguided local road commission’s agenda does not serve the needs of citizens, only corporations and agencies who profit from this excess development at whatever cost. The MCRC will not publicly disclose the source of funds for the lawsuit. More…

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Marquette County Road Commission in Violation of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act

14 Aug , 2014  

Wetland receiving unlawful sediment deposits and unnatural turbidity as a result of road construction.

On August 4, 2014 the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Water Resources Division issued a Violation Notice to the Marquette County Road Commission for an unlawful discharge of sediment and turbid water into a wetland ravine, tributary, and the East Branch Salmon Trout River during the creation of the haul road for Lundin Eagle Mine. The unlawful discharge was created when excavation for the new County Road AAA road corridor reached groundwater level and water began to flow out of the construction site, down slope, and into nearby waterways.

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Clearing and Realignment of County Roads on the Yellow Dog Plains

17 Feb , 2014  

Clearing on County Road Triple A in Northern Marquette County.

On December 16, 2013, at the regular meeting of the Marquette County Road Commission (MCRC), board members unanimously approved construction plans with no changes for a 5.25-mile section of the Triple A Road. The approved construction is the middle section of a 10-mile construction project changing the route of More…

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Marquette County Road Commission Planning to Build Potential New Sections of Road to Service the Eagle Mine

16 Oct , 2013   Video

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Mary Ellen Krieg of Concerned Citizens of Big Bay stands up to make public comment

 

The Marquette County Road Commission held a public hearing last night regarding the road work that is proposed to service Eagle Mine on the Yellow Dog Plains. Work plans for the road were made public in late September which revealed plans to build new sections of road instead of upgrade County Road 510 and County Road AAA. Some sections of the old road are planned to be kept but the majority of the route would be More…

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Citizens Petitioning Marquette County Road Commission to Minimize Tree Removal on CR510 and Triple A

10 Sep , 2013  

County Road Triple A

 

Area residents in Big Bay and Marquette are petitioning the Marquette County Road Commission to minimize the removal of trees along the right-of-way to County Road 510 and County Road AAA for the creation of a Class A Highway to the Lundin Eagle Mine in Northern Marquette County. Lundin Mining Company is

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Critical Notes about Northern Marquette County Road Changes – Citizen Attendance Highly Encouraged

21 Aug , 2013  

While the upgrades to CR550 are underway,  an entirely new section of road is being constructed from the mine gate to the Champion Twp-Michigamme Twp line (roughly where 595 would have ended). While the first changes to Triple A develop, the existing Triple A road will remain open and then the old section will be “obliterated” sometime afterwards. The Triple A project is being paid for by the state and More…

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