Aquila Resources Highlights the Unanimous Passing of Michigan State Senate Resolution Expressing Support for Mining
Aquila Resources Inc. (TSX: AQA, OTCQB: AQARF) (“Aquila” or the “Company”) is pleased to highlight the passing yesterday of Michigan State Senate resolution SR0016: A resolution to express support for mining and the mining industry and encourage the Governor, state agencies, local governments, members of the public, and labor organizations to support mining by taking certain actions (the “Resolution”). The Resolution passed with unanimous and bipartisan support.
Guy Le Bel, President & CEO of Aquila, commented, “We welcome the strong support for mining expressed by the Michigan State Senate in its resolution. We are thrilled that the Senate shares our belief that mining projects like Back Forty are essential to providing domestic production of critical metals necessary for the supply chain, key infrastructure, and the transition to a green economy. Back Forty will contribute jobs and the community support that Michigan needs while at the same time protecting the environment. The passing of this resolution follows the overwhelming support Aquila and the Back Forty Project received in January from a delegation of Upper Peninsula lawmakers as well as the local business community.”
The following is an extract of the Resolution, which can be viewed in its entirety here: https://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2021-2022/resolutionadopted/S ....
Whereas, Mining has played an integral role in Michigan's history and growth. More native copper ore was mined in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula from 1845 to 1887 than any other place in North America, and for many years, Michigan produced more than one-half of the nation's supply of copper. In 1844, rich iron ore deposits were discovered in the Upper Peninsula, and from the 1850s to the early 1900s, Michigan was the nation's leader in iron ore production. From 1880 to 1926, Michigan also ranked first or second in the nation in salt production. Michigan's mining industry was a major driver of Michigan's early economy and growth and attracted immigrants from around the world; and
Whereas, Men and women throughout the Upper Peninsula and other areas of Michigan are proud of their family history as the hard-working workforce for Michigan's mines. Through an honest day's work, mining provided an opportunity for a good life and a better future for generations. It is an inextricable part of the culture and heritage of the Upper Peninsula; and