Mich. Judge Blocks Club's Bid To Halt Mine Project

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 6:55 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a private club's bid to halt construction on a Kennecott Eagle Minerals Co. nickel and copper mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula over environmental concerns, saying it had failed to make a strong enough case to justify the economic harm of a work stoppage.

Judge Robert Holmes Bell rejected the Huron Mountain Club's claims that the Army Corps of Engineers had failed in its duty to force Kennecott to secure Rivers and Harbors Appropriations Act and Clean Water Act permits, finding...
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