Supporting Environmentally Friendly Mining Legislation in Michigan

January 2022 - April 2022

Executive Summary

Four fellows provided research support for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters and the office of State Senator Rosemary Bayer to improve a bill (SB 429 of 2021) that was introduced in the Michigan Senate to update regulations on the mining of aggregate materials (e.g., sand, gravel, stone, clay). The team conducted case studies of nine states, focusing on the relative authorities of state and local governments in the permitting and restoration processes, as well as topical overviews around soil conservation best practices, the use of recycled aggregate materials, and stakeholder engagement. Research results were presented to several elected officials and their staffs, as well as key regulators from state government agencies.

Community Partners

Michigan League of Conservation Voters

Michigan State Senator Rosemary Bayer

Have any questions?