Posts By: Matt Doll

Governor Candidates Forum on the Environment January 24

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By Matt Doll, Minnesota Environmental Partnership With so much at stake for Minnesota’s land, air, and water in today’s political climate, our next Governor will play a crucial role in determining the future of our natural resources and the health of our communities. That’s why Minnesota Environmental Partnership and our friends and partners in the community are proud… Read more »

Insider: January 12, 2018

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Governor Candidates Forum on the Environment January 24 With so much at stake for Minnesota’s land, air, and water in today’s political climate, our next Governor will play a crucial role in determining the future of our natural resources and the health of our communities. That’s why Minnesota Environmental Partnership and our friends and partners in the community are… Read more »

Media Advisory: PolyMet Permit to Mine Released; Environmental Community Maintains Opposition

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MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release Friday, January 5, 2018 Contact: Steve Morse, 651.789.0653 Sara Wolff, 651.491.1229 PolyMet Permit to Mine Released; Environmental Community Maintains Opposition   January 5, 2018 (Saint Paul, Minn.) – Earlier today, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released the Permit to Mine for the PolyMet open-pit sulfide mining project in… Read more »

DNR Releases Draft Permit to Mine for PolyMet

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photo credit: NASA On January 5, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources marked a major development in the PolyMet debate by releasing a draft Permit to Mine for the sulfide mining project. The permit is one of several that PolyMet would require to move forward with its proposed mine near Hoyt Lakes in Northeastern Minnesota, but its approval would… Read more »

Insider: January 5, 2018

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photo credit: NASA DNR Releases Draft Permit to Mine for PolyMet This morning, January 5, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources marked a major development in the PolyMet debate by releasing a draft Permit to Mine for the sulfide mining project. The permit is one of several that PolyMet would require to move forward with its proposed mine near… Read more »

PUC Finds Line 3 Environmental Study Lacking

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By Matt Doll, Minnesota Environmental Partnership. Last week, the Public Utilities Commission declared that the environmental impact statement (EIS) for Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 oil pipeline was inadequate, and that the Department of Commerce would have to revise it within 60 days. The required changes are few in number, but this will delay the PUC’s final decision on… Read more »

Minnesota Winters Aren’t What They Used to Be

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By Jeni Gregory, Minnesota Environmental Partnership Minnesotans love to talk about weather. In recent years, winter brings a flurry of conversations about the shortage of frigid days and good old-fashioned snowstorms. While this week fulfilled some fundamentals of a Minnesota winter with plunging temperatures, wind-driven snow, and treacherous driving conditions, we started the week with… Read more »

Insider: December 8, 2017

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Minnesota Winters Aren’t What They Used to Be Minnesotans love to talk about weather. In recent years, winter brings a flurry of conversations about the shortage of frigid days and good old-fashioned snowstorms. While this week fulfilled some fundamentals of a Minnesota winter with plunging temperatures, wind-driven snow, and treacherous driving conditions, we started the week with… Read more »

Two Bad Mining Bills Pass in House, but Fight Isn’t Over

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This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of two hazardous bills – H.R. 3115 and H.R. 3905 – that would provide major boosts to copper sulfide mining proposals in Minnesota. These bills support the PolyMet mine near Hoyt Lakes and the Twin Metals mine near Ely, respectively. The two mine proposals are in different… Read more »

Insider: December 1, 2017

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Two Bad Mining Bills Pass in House, but Fight Isn’t Over This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of two hazardous bills – H.R. 3115 and H.R. 3905 – that would provide major boosts to copper sulfide mining proposals in Minnesota. These bills support the PolyMet mine near Hoyt Lakes and the Twin… Read more »