The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently accepting public comments on our permit request.
Developing this quarry 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:
It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to express your support:
Recipients: Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Subject: I support USG Alabaster Project
Dear Director Creagh,
I am writing to urge your support of USG Corporation’s plan to expand its quarry in Alabaster. I am confident USG is committed to ensuring the proposal meets the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ key priorities for managing the public’s lands and minerals.
I support USG’s plan because it will extend the life span of a key driver of Michigan’s economy and allow USG to continue supplying Michigan companies that depend on gypsum. Equally important, USG’s proposal will enhance our outdoor recreation and natural resources with a payment to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and Michigan Parks Endowment.
USG has been a valued part of the Michigan community and economy for more than 115 years, and I support the company’s commitment to environmentally responsible and sustainable operations. I urge you and the DNR to fully support the immediate implementation of USG’s plan to help build a better and brighter Michigan.