ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) - The Marquette County Road Commission has partnered with the Pacific Legal Foundation and Stand U.P. to continue to challenged the EPA's decision to block the construction of County Road 595.
The groups will hold a joint press conference on August 30 at 4 p.m. at the Marquette County Road Commission's Office in Ishpeming. They will discuss their efforts to obtain judicial review of the EPA's decision.
The Road Commission is requesting that the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan set aside the EPA's denial of the road commission's permit application and remand the application back to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The Pacific Legal Foundation has been engaged as co-counsel if the case proceeds to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for purposes of handling the appeal.
County Road 595 would create a more direct route for mining trucks to get from the Eagle Mine near Big Bay to the Humboldt Processing Mill in western Marquette County. County Road 595 would be built through a wetland to increase safety and reduce pollution.