Metallic Mining and Reclamation in Michigan: Environmental Management as a Gentler Approach

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John C. Dernbach

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School

Date Written: 1977

Abstract

This article reviews Michigan’s Mine Reclamation Act as it pertains to metallic mining, describes the environmental effects of iron and copper mining, outlines the weaknesses of the Act, and proposes changes to improve the Act. The article also explains that comprehensive environmental management of land disturbances from metallic mining is a desirable approach to problems usually dealt with through reclamation laws.

Keywords: Michigan, metallic mining, iron mining, copper mining, reclamation, environmental law, surface mining, underground mining, regulation

JEL Classification: L72, Q20, Q28, K32, R52

Suggested Citation

Dernbach, John C., Metallic Mining and Reclamation in Michigan: Environmental Management as a Gentler Approach (1977). University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 10, No. 323, 1977; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2212253

John C. Dernbach (Contact Author)

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School ( email )

3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9380
United States

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