Tag Archives: Back 40 Mine

Michigan Public Radio Interview with Keith Matheny

Michigan Public Radio recently conducted an interview regarding the Back 40 Mine permitting process. Listen to the interview here.

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Freep Article on Back 40 Mine

As a side note, the Indian Law Clinic got to work on parts of this issue a few years back, and this article nicely encapsulates how complicated it is, and how dangerous the mine is. Here. The Michigan-based permitting process … Continue reading

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Fletcher Testimony on the RESPECT Act before the House Indigenous Peoples Subcommittee

Worth a look, most especially for Dylan Minor’s excellent artistic rendering of the treaty cessions by Michigan Indian nations (skip ahead to page 15); available on SSRN here. It was cherry blossom time, too! And on the way over, we … Continue reading

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Menominee Tribe Challenge to Back 40 Mine Dismissed

Here are the materials in Menominee Indian Tribe v. EPA (E.D. Wis.): 1 Complaint 7 EPA Motion to Dismiss 14 Aquila Motion to Intervene 21 Aquila Motion to Dismiss 21 Combined Response 22 Aquila Reply 23 EPA Reply 31 EPA Supplemental … Continue reading

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Latest News Regarding Back Forty & the Menominee Tribe’s Federal Lawsuit

Here is the press release, and here are links to an article and the complaint they filed today.

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Menominee Tribe’s Notice of Intent to Sue to Enforce CWA

Links: Press Release, 60 Day Legal Notice(PDF) Excerpt: The 60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue under the Clean Water Act outlines violations of federal agency duties under the Act that will affect water quality of the Menominee River and adjacent … Continue reading

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Menominee County Board of Commissioners Opposes Back Forty Mine

Here.

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Menominee Tribe’s New “No Back 40 Mine” WebPage and Go Fund Me

Download(PDF): Press release Links: http://www.noback40.org Menominee Nation’s No Back 40 Mine Fund

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Michigan Approves Two Permits for the Aquila Back Forty Mine

There are still two major permits the mine must obtain, including one that may end up requiring federal approval. Press release here. Press coverage here. The press link came via Dylan Miner, who has also put together art work to protest … Continue reading

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Documents on the Aquila Resources Back 40 Mine Permit from Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin’s press release on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s decision to grant a mine permit for the Back 40 Mine, an open-pit gold, zinc, and copper mine next to the Menominee River, which threatens cultural properties and … Continue reading

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