DNR Chiefs Reject U.P. Land Deal For Mine

    Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources.
    Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources.

    Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Six Michigan DNR division heads are rejecting a proposed land deal in the eastern U.P. that would be he largest public land sale in state history.

    The six sent the recommendation to the DNR Director opposing the the sale of more than 10,000 acres of public surface lands or mineral rights to Canadian firm Graymont, Inc. to build a limestone mine in northern Mackinac County.

    Graymont officials say they believe concerns over the plan can be worked out through further negotiations.

    The DNR will hold a public meeting on the proposal on January 28th at 6:00 p.m. at the Tahquamenon Area Schools in Newberry.


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