Author: David Smith (David Smith)


SWMTU Action Alert: Water Withdrawal Legislation

Members – Contact your State leaders NOW! After months of negotiations including the participation of our MCTU Executive Director, Dr. Bryan Burroughs, the State House and Senate have been unable to reach a compromise on legislation regulating ground water withdrawals in the State of Michigan and as a result, each chamber has introduced competing bills....


DEQ Announces Decision on Kennecott Mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2007 Contact: Robert McCann (517) 241-7397 DEQ Announces Decision on Kennecott Mine The Department of Environmental Quality announced today its decision to approve a series of permits to the Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company to conduct mining operations at the proposed Eagle Project Mine near Marquette. The department’s decision follows a...


State Moving Ahead on Water Compact

  The State Legislature is currently debating legislation to implement the Great Lakes Water Compact and is expected to pass final legislation in January, 2008. While TU supports implementation of the Great Lakes Water Compact in order to prevent diversion of water to outside of the Great Lakes basin, the bills being debated in Lansing...