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.