Posts By: Aaron Klemz, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

Letter to Senators: Protect the Environmental Quality Board

Posted by & filed under Letters to Lawmakers.

Minnesota Environmental Partnership March 17, 2017   Dear Senators: We write to alert you to a bill, SF 1087, being heard by the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee.  This bill is opposed by members of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership because it rolls back and weakens Minnesota’s bedrock environmental laws. We urge you to… Read more »

Twin Metals: Victory for now, but still work to do

Posted by & filed under Loon Commons blog.

Evidence has been piling up about the long-lasting risk that copper-nickel sulfide mining poses to Minnesota’s precious water and wild places. In 2014, Mount Polley’s “state of the art” sulfide mine in British Columbia burst a dam and spilled billions of gallons of polluted water into pristine lakes and rivers (https://www.earthworksaction.org/earthblog/detail/second_year_anniversary_of_mount_polley#.WGVWZbYrLSw). In 2015, the Gold… Read more »