We Need Your Help!

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently accepting public comments on our proposal to purchase additional land for our quarry in Alabaster.

This proposal will help sustain and promote Michigan’s extractive industries. Recent data estimates that operations like USG’s Alabaster quarry support nearly 21,000 jobs statewide while generating $2 billion of Michigan’s Gross Domestic Product annually.

The Michigan DNR commissioned extensive research in 2017 on the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of the Michigan public on extractive industries. Key findings include:

  • A majority of Michiganders approve of mineral extraction.
  • A majority of Michiganders say it’s important to balance the use and protection of Michigan public lands to ensure they are enjoyable today and for the next generation.
  • Michiganders strongly agree environmental regulations are in place to protect Michigan’s natural resources while still allowing for the development of minerals important to our lives.

Here’s what you can do to help:

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to express your support:

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