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Township board opposes proposed copper mining bill



IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — Expressing concern about the loss of local control, the Ironwood Township Board of Trustees agreed Monday to send Gov. Rick Snyder a letter in opposition to a proposed law changing the way small copper mines are regulated.

Supervisor Steve Boyd initially brought up concerns about the loss of local control in SB 129 — which changes the way smaller, native copper mines are regulated — saying that while the the most recent version of the bill allows for water quality monitoring; it prevents municipalities from regulating...

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