Environmental and community groups opposed to a nickel and copper mine being constructed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula aren’t giving up the fight. AP reports that four groups against the Eagle Mine, under construction by Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, are asking the state Court of Appeals to overturn a judge’s decision last month to uphold the mine permits. The groups say the mine poses a high risk of air and water pollution, and could prove unstable.
See http://www.mining.com/2011/12/13/opponents-appeal-decision-to-permit-michigan-copper-mine/.