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OBH Client Metamora Land Preservation Alliance Instrumental in Defeating Gravel Power Grab

Among the flurry of recent lame-duck activity in the Michigan Legislature was SB 1210, a bill sponsored by Senator Tom Casperson (R – Escanaba), which was aimed squarely at the tiny, pastoral township of Metamora, located near the center of Michigan’s thumb. Under Metamora’s glacially-formed, gently rolling hills lies a significant deposit of gravel and other aggregates, coveted by mining companies for decades. Gravel mining has long been present in the township; four separate mines are currently operating. But in 2015, aggregates giant Levy Company sought township approval for a new mine more than 500 acres in size, the approval ...

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