Citizens For a Safe & Clean Lake Superior (CSCLS)
We, the undersigned, oppose the plan to construct and operate a commercial vertical rocket launch site near Thoney Point, in the Granot Loma Historic District, in Marquette County, Michigan.
BECAUSE construction and operation of this heavy industrial rocket launch site will:
Destroy coastal forest, wetlands, and wildlife habitat
Contaminate Lake Superior with rocket debris, especially and catastrophically in the quite probable event of a rocket explosion or failure
Require regular evacuation of nearby residential areas and thoroughfares, and adversely impact and limit use of popular nearby recreational areas
Directly and indirectly harm the historic integrity of Granot Loma under the National Historic
Preservation Act, in violation of Federal and State law
Negatively affect the economic growth of our community which is sustained by people who come here to live, visit, and recreate because of our pristine freshwater coastal environment
Severely diminish the overall quality of life in our community
BECAUSE the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA), in promoting this launch plan:
Showed little respect for our community by its complete lack of transparency
Concealed independent economic research showing this plan is not economically viable, contrary to MAMA’s claims, and will not create substantial jobs or economic benefit for Maquette County.