January 24, 2018 / 12:49 AM / a year ago

Wisconsin tribe sues Corps, EPA over permitting of sulfide mine

Wisconsin’s Menominee tribe has sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency, saying they failed to exercise jurisdiction over the permitting of a sulfide mine close to an important drinking water source and tribal burial grounds.

Filed on Monday in federal court in Green Bay, Wisconsin the lawsuit said the Corps and EPA have improperly delegated the authority to grant a water and wetlands permit for the proposed open pit mine by Canada’s Aquila Resources to the state of Michigan.

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