Rio Tinto continues to come under fire for its Kennecott subsidiary’s Eagle Mine operations in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Some local coverage on Rio Tinto’s not-so-surprising decision to continue pursuing its wilderness 595/Woodland road to haul ore from its Eagle Mine to its Humboldt processing mill.  By having the county pursue the permits and by saying they can’t guarantee funding for the project, it seems Rio Tinto hopes to get around certain key federal laws.  It is their third attempt to get the road and the company has yet to address federal government concerns or apply for a Clean Water Act permit, choosing instead a more circuitous route.