News & Updates

Letter to the Editor: Protect Lake Superior, oppose Granot Loma rocket launch site
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Mary Holohan’s Letter to the Editor of The North Wind discusses perceptions around industrialization, the impacts of the proposed rocket launch site, and what concerned citizens can do now. Read the letter at thenorthwindonline.com  

What We Can Learn from Other Communities’ Struggles with Spaceports
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Blog written by Cait Sternberg, Director of Outreach & Communications   The United States currently hosts 14 Federal Aviation Administration-licensed industrial rocket launch sites, also known as “spaceports”. Although many of these are underused, or not used at all, the … read more What We Can Learn from Other Communities’ Struggles with Spaceports

Updates in the fight against Spaceport Camden
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The Georgia State Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a referendum vote to block Spaceport Camden. This ruling puts the future of Spaceport Camden in a difficult position and will hopefully bring protection for Little Cumberland Island and the … read more Updates in the fight against Spaceport Camden

Old Growth Forest Near Launch Site Dedicated to National Network
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Thank you to efforts from local environmental advocates and landowners, a tract of old growth forest at Saux Head Lake has been dedicated to the Old-Growth Forest Network. This forest is located just 1.5 miles from the proposed rocket launch … read more Old Growth Forest Near Launch Site Dedicated to National Network

End of Year Letter from CSCLS President
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2022 was a great year for CSCLS thanks to our enthusiastic supporters! Take a look at all we accomplished this year in CSCLS President Dennis Ferraro’s End of Year Letter here: 2022 End of Year Letter  

Bridge Michigan: Michigan spent $2.5M to be a rocket hub. Critics say it’s produced only hype
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Bridge Michigan’s Mike Wilkinson reported on the growing opposition and skepticism toward MAMA’s spaceport proposal as they fail to deliver meaningful progress.  Read here: Michigan spent $2.5M to be a rocket hub. Critics say it’s produced only hype | Bridge … read more Bridge Michigan: Michigan spent $2.5M to be a rocket hub. Critics say it’s produced only hype

PBS News Weekend: Proposed rocket launch site in Michigan fuels community concerns
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PBS News Weekend’s Megan Thompson interviewed CSCLS Board President Dennis Ferraro, Superior Watershed Partnership’s Carl Lindquist, and Powell Township Supervisor Darlene Turner.  Watch here: Proposed rocket launch site in Michigan fuels community concerns | PBS News Weekend  

Environmental Excellence Award Given to Lauren Blosser
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CSCLS is proud is present our 2022 Environmental Excellence award to Lauren Blosser. Lauren was instrumental in starting the fight to stop the rocket- she started the initial petition. To read the Mining Journal’s Article on the award, and to … read more Environmental Excellence Award Given to Lauren Blosser

E & E News: Rockets and Rage
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In Hannah Northey’s article for E & E News, the environmental concerns of the Michigan Launch Initiative’s Marquette County launch site and Iosca Township launch site are detailed. To learn about the Federal Aviation Administration’s licensing, the role of the … read more E & E News: Rockets and Rage

The Mining Journal: Updates from the Spaceport Research Group
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The Powell Township Spaceport Research Group reported to the Powell Township Board. They confirmed facts, and reported uncertainty left by a lack of communication from MAMA.  To read Christie Mastric’s article, “Questions Remain in Spaceport Proposal”, visit The Mining Journal.