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Environmental groups want Governor Rick Snyder to say “no” to legislation on his desk.  They’re concerned about bills that would change some oversight requirements for state mines.

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Michigan’s monthly jobless rate remains unchanged at 4.8%. 

Chelsea Takes Preemptive Truck Traffic Action

Jun 20, 2014

With the possibility of a mining operation coming to Lyndon Township, officials in Chelsea have taken steps to regulate heavy truck traffic rumbling through town along M-52.

The city has created an M-52 corridor that requires mining haulers and other big trucks to apply for a special permit to use the road. 

Chelsea special legal counsel Gerald Fisher says the restrictions also apply to over-sized vehicles carrying things like manufactured homes and wind turbine blades.

"That operation will be subject to application, review and approval by the city," Fisher says.