Michigan Bureaucrats Ignore Public on Eagle Mine

As it looks now, Rio Tinto subsidiary Kennecott will develop a nickel sulfide mine beneath the fragile Salmon Trout River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Chuck Glossenger tells how public opinion is easily cast aside by state agencies when it comes to weighing environmental impacts against job creation. “The company plans to develop a nickel sulfide mine — known as the Eagle Project — beneath the Salmon Trout River. These mines are referred to as ‘acid mines’ because they produce sulfuric acid (battery acid) and release heavy metals — including arsenic, mercury and lead — into watersheds, destroying all life.” On InTheseTimes.com.

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