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Sulfide Mining Campaign

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Ongoing is our effort to prevent this area from becoming a mining district. It is unpaved, unpowered, and unspoiled. The pressure remains strong to develop the Eagle Project ore deposit on the Yellow Dog Plains. Currently, the mining company, Kennecott Minerals, has been granted their permits but do not have them in hand. The MDNR has stipulated that the company cannot break ground until all court injunctions and the federal Underground Injection Control permit issues are all settled. The federal permit needed is an Underground Injection Control permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is expected to be issued at the beginning of 2009 and we will keep a very close watch on the development of this permit. To view documents related to this permit, please visit the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov/r5water/uic/kennecott/kennecott_correspondence.htm

Our organization has been involved since day one and is one of four partners in bringing lawsuits against the MDEQ and MDNR for granting the permits. These lawsuits are preventing the company from breaking ground and potentially from keeping the project from coming to fruition. Read the actual transcripts from the case to see for yourself. Scroll below and click on each witness to view testimony from the petitioners, Kennecott, and the MDEQ.



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Mining Transcripts
Read everything that was recorded during the contested case hearings.

Transcripts Arranged by Witness in Alphabetical Order. Click on the date of testimony to view transcript.
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Open the Index page and click on the individual volumes.

 

 

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