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Mining bill passes Michigan house


May 23, 2019


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LANSING — A bill to create a committee to advise on mining regulations in the state recently passed the Michigan House of Representatives.

The bill to establish the Committee of Michigan’s Mining Future passed the House 107-1 on May 16.

“My bill to create a committee on Michigan’s mining future had near-unanimous support on the House floor. Work on this bill began in 2015 when it was announced that the Empire Mine would be idled,” state Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, said in a news release. “Elected officials, labor and industry l...

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