Posts Categorized: Sulfide mining

The Longest Portage: Going the Extra Mile for the Boundary Waters

Posted by & filed under Boundary Waters, Loon Commons blog, Sulfide mining, Water.

Walking through the woods can be incredibly peaceful and relaxing, especially in Boundary Waters, where the boreal forest provides a multi-sensory experience that’s difficult to find anywhere else. As Wilderness lovers we work hard to protect that experience. The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters is leading the effort to protect the Boundary Waters Wilderness…. Read more »

Conservation groups object to PolyMet environmental study, encourage public to speak out

Posted by & filed under Clean Water, PolyMet, Sulfide mining.

Saint Paul, Minn (Nov. 13, 2015) –– Conservation groups objected to the PolyMet “final environmental impact statement” and encouraged the public to join them in objecting to the proposed sulfide mine during the 30 day public review period beginning today. Representatives of Minnesota Environmental Partnership, a coalition of over 70 Minnesota conservation groups and several… Read more »

MONDAY: Minnesota Environmental Partnership Announcing Sulfide Mining Poll on Press Call

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(April 10, 2015, St. Paul, Minn.) — During a call press call the afternoon of Monday, April 13, 2015, the Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP) will present the findings of a new statewide public opinion poll on sulfide mining in Minnesota. Two sulfide mines have been proposed in Northeastern Minnesota, one near the Boundary Waters, and… Read more »

St. Louis River called one of America’s Most Endangered

Posted by & filed under Clean Water, news, Sulfide mining.

St. Paul, Minn –   Today American Rivers, a national organization focused on protecting U.S. rivers and restoring damaged rivers, named the St. Louis River in Northeastern Minnesota as among America’s Most Endangered Rivers. The impending threat to the St. Louis River cited by American Rivers is pollution from the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel sulfide mine at… Read more »

Clean water or jobs? Both, but only with strong regulation

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Ely, Minnesota has been an environmental battlefield for decades. Ely was founded as an iron mining town, and a century later, conflicts today focus on mining. The conflict came to a head last month at a meeting of the St. Louis County board of commissioners in Ely. Commissioners were hearing testimony about a proposed resolution… Read more »

Commentary by Steve Morse: Minnesotans back mining — if it’s safe (Star Tribune)

Posted by & filed under Parks and Trails, Sulfide mining, Water.

There’s solid support for strong oversight on projects like PolyMet’s. By Steve Morse Published Dec. 27, 2010 Star Tribune Minnesota has a great opportunity to produce a unique legacy of job creation combined with public health protection as it examines a new kind of mining — nonferrous sulfide mining — that has been proposed for… Read more »