MARQUETTE, MI-- Citizens deserve to have more input on what happens to public land.
That’s what environmental groups are saying, after the Michigan Department of Natural Resources allowed Orvana Resources to do exploratory drilling in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The DNR issued a press release a day after the drilling commenced.
Jon Saari is a board member of the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition and a member of the Mining Action Group. He says that’s not enough notice, and that the public has the right to comment on what happens to a state park.