Enviro Groups Contest Kennecott Mine Permit

Law360, New York (March 16, 2010, 2:35 PM EDT) -- The National Wildlife Federation and three other environmental groups are challenging a Michigan permit for Kennecott Eagle Minerals Co.’s proposed nickel and copper mining operation in Marquette County, claiming the project risks polluting the groundwater, rivers and natural resources.

The groups filed the suit Friday in the Circuit Court for the County of Washtenaw in Michigan against Kennecott and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, seeking an order reversing the approval of the mining permit and alleging that Kennecott’s application did not show how...
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