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Bridge Michigan: Michigan spent $2.5M to be a rocket hub. Critics say it’s produced only hype
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Bridge Michigan’s Mike Wilkinson reported on the growing opposition and skepticism toward MAMA’s spaceport proposal as they fail to deliver meaningful progress.  Read here: Michigan spent $2.5M to be a rocket hub. Critics say it’s produced only hype | Bridge … read more Bridge Michigan: Michigan spent $2.5M to be a rocket hub. Critics say it’s produced only hype

PBS News Weekend: Proposed rocket launch site in Michigan fuels community concerns
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PBS News Weekend’s Megan Thompson interviewed CSCLS Board President Dennis Ferraro, Superior Watershed Partnership’s Carl Lindquist, and Powell Township Supervisor Darlene Turner.  Watch here: Proposed rocket launch site in Michigan fuels community concerns | PBS News Weekend  

Environmental Excellence Award Given to Lauren Blosser
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CSCLS is proud is present our 2022 Environmental Excellence award to Lauren Blosser. Lauren was instrumental in starting the fight to stop the rocket- she started the initial petition. To read the Mining Journal’s Article on the award, and to … read more Environmental Excellence Award Given to Lauren Blosser

E & E News: Rockets and Rage
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In Hannah Northey’s article for E & E News, the environmental concerns of the Michigan Launch Initiative’s Marquette County launch site and Iosca Township launch site are detailed. To learn about the Federal Aviation Administration’s licensing, the role of the … read more E & E News: Rockets and Rage

The Mining Journal: Updates from the Spaceport Research Group
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The Powell Township Spaceport Research Group reported to the Powell Township Board. They confirmed facts, and reported uncertainty left by a lack of communication from MAMA.  To read Christie Mastric’s article, “Questions Remain in Spaceport Proposal”, visit The Mining Journal.

The Current: What a spaceport study in Michigan means for Camden
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Camden, Georgia faces a situation similar to Marquette County: a proposed spaceport despite community and environmental risks. The IQM economic report that discredited the economic viability of Michigan’s spaceport has raised red flags amongst Camden residents, who fear that the … read more The Current: What a spaceport study in Michigan means for Camden

Letter to the Editor of Iosco County News: Spaceport isn’t economically feasible
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In his letter to the editor of Iosco County News- Herald, CSCLS Board President addresses the lack of economic viability of spaceports in Michigan. While CSCLS focuses primarily on the proposed vertical rocket launch site in Marquette County, we also … read more Letter to the Editor of Iosco County News: Spaceport isn’t economically feasible

The Mining Journal: Magazine article brings attention to local issue
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The Mining Journal recaps The New Yorker’s publication on the proposed rocket launch site.  To read the editorial, visit The Mining Journal. 

Radio Results Network: U.P. Environmental Group Hires New Outreach Director
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Radio Results Network covers the hiring of CSCLS’s Director of Outreach and Communication, Cait Sternberg. Contributing experience from the Great Lake Climate Corps, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, and Northern Michigan University, Cait is an exciting addition to our team. To … read more Radio Results Network: U.P. Environmental Group Hires New Outreach Director

The New Yorker: The Plan to Make Michigan the Next Space State
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David Rompf of the New Yorker covers the proposed rocket launch site at Granot Loma, highlighting environmental and community concerns, and exposing the lack of economic benefit. From the article: “The annual revenue generated from a launch cadence of one … read more The New Yorker: The Plan to Make Michigan the Next Space State