The Menominee County Board takes a unanimous stand against the proposed sulfide mine.

Marinette CTY BOARD 1Accusations of governmental corruption, greed, and a watered-down resolution are just some of the many remarks made MCTB 2to the Menominee County Board during public comment at last night’s board meeting.

Board member Steve Gromala says he would like to see stronger language in their resolution.

Board member Larry Phelps says he’s not even seeing ten-percent of the people supporting the mine.



The Menominee County Board moved the resolution forward for further discussion regarding the proposed sulfide mine and should be addressed at their next County Board meeting in two-weeks.

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The City of Marinette makes their decision regarding Aquila Resources proposed sulfide mine with two resolutions.

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The City of Marinette passes a resolution opposing Aquila Resources proposed sulfide mine in a special council meeting last night with a vote of six to two...but it didn’t end there. Council member Jason Flatt wanted to amend the newly passed resolution to include verbiage to protect the sacred grounds of the Menominee Nation Tribe. Flatt says it’s easy to acknowledge the environmental and economic impact of the mine.



Flatt says the mine seems to be a slam-dunk issue.


After consulting with the City Attorney and referring to the City Bylaws the City of Marinette amended their resolution to include verbiage in a vote of six to two.

Also, a second resolution passes urging legislation to allow input from adjacent governmental entities on the regulation of Sulfide Mining along boundary waters between Michigan and Wisconsin.

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