Aquila to meet more environmental conditions on the Wetlands Permit by June
Monday, May 07, 2018
Aquila Resources Inc. has announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (the "EPA") has provided supplementary comments to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (the "MDEQ") regarding the Company's wetland/stream/floodplain permit (the "Wetlands Permit") application for its Back Forty Project in Michigan.

Previously on March 8, 2018, the EPA provided comments to the MDEQ requesting additional information and clarification concerning certain issues related to the Company's Wetlands Permit application (see Aquila news release dated March 9, 2018). Aquila has been working with the EPA to resolve its comments and to provide the requested information. The Company is pleased to report that, in a letter addressed to the MDEQ dated May 3, 2018, the EPA has confirmed that a number of objections identified in the March 8, 2018 letter have been resolved. Further, the EPA believes there is a ready pathway for the resolution of the EPA's remaining objections through MDEQ's inclusion of specific conditions in a final Wetlands Permit. Aquila has reviewed the proposed permit conditions and is confident that the conditions can be readily met.   

The MDEQ and Aquila have until June 6, 2018 to ensure that the proposed permit conditions fully address the EPA's objections. The Company will continue to work with the MDEQ in order to completely satisfy all requirements of both the State and Federal wetland and stream protection statutes and believes all other related issues have largely been reviewed. The Company is confident that it can work with the MDEQ within the prescribed timeframe.

Aquila has taken great care to design a project that meets and exceeds applicable environmental standards and is committed to ensuring that the Back Forty Project is a safe, disciplined operation that promotes and supports local community socio-economic development and is protective of the environment.

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