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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

Letter to the editor: Spaceport reports show definite understatement
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Letter to the editor by Cary Gottlieb, published at The Mining Journal: “Documents from 2020 (“Spaceport Site Selection and Feasibility Study” and “Michigan Spaceport Economics and Business Report”) prepared for the lobbying firm promoting the Marquette Spaceport, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturer Association (MAMA) … read more Letter to the editor: Spaceport reports show definite understatement

‘Challenges’ the theme of Sonderegger21 Symposium
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Story by Christie Mastric, published at The Mining Journal: “This year, the ‘Challenges’ theme referred to the issues facing the region and how to address them…  …’What are the things that we are facing?’ Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Director Dan Truckey … read more ‘Challenges’ the theme of Sonderegger21 Symposium

Letter to the Editor: Superior must remain free of rocket launches
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Letter to the editor by Adam J. Berger, published at The Mining Journal: “Lake Superior is Marquette County’s greatest treasure. We live along one of the largest repositories of fresh water in the world. As the climate changes and clean, … read more Letter to the Editor: Superior must remain free of rocket launches

ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE: Recent Westwood High School grad recognized for efforts
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Story by Christie Mastric, published at The Mining Journal: “Meg Harmon, a recent Westwood High School graduate, has been awarded an ‘Environmental Excellence’ certificate and a $500 award for her student volunteer work with Citizens for a Safe & Clean … read more ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE: Recent Westwood High School grad recognized for efforts