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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One of Wisconsin’s 72 Counties joins Marinette County in opposing the Back Forty Mine.

brown county mine voteAt a Wednesday evening meeting of the Brown County Board the board voted against the proposed sulfide mine. Brown County District 1 Supervisor Tom Sieber says Brown County is taking all of the risk.l supervisor tom sieber 02


 

 

 District 5 Supervisor Staush  Gruszynski says in Wisconsin you have to show the one of the mines hasn’t polluted in the past ten years.l supervisor staush gruszynski 02


The Brown County Board voted against the proposed sulfide mine with a vote of 21 to zero with two abstentions and three absences. Next week Tuesday, June 27th at nine a.m. the Door County Board of Supervisors will be addressing the Back Forty Mine.

 

Click here to view the agenda for Door County

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Hours long meeting in the City of Marinette ends with more information requested from the Council regarding Aquila's proposed sulfide mine.

back forty meetingIt might’ve taken three-hours and numerous opinions but everyone had the opportunity to have their voice be heard regarding the proposed sulfide mine.

Marinette City Council Chambers was bursting at the seams as the line of anxious people waiting to speak to the council swirled outside the chamber doors into the hallways of City Hall at last night’s Special Council Meeting. Wisconsin State Representative Jeff Mursau was in attendance says all of his constituents are in the area that this project is being proposed, including the Menominee Nation Tribe.

Marinette Mayor Steve Genisot says rather than pass a resolution, the council has asked to come back and get more information from both sides and presented to them as question and answer.

If you would like to submit questions to the Council you can do so by contacting the Mayor’s office at 715-732-5139 or stopping by Marinette City Hall. 


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