minnesota mining

Final EIS Posted for NorthMet Mining Project and Land Exchange

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have jointly prepared the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the NorthMet Mining Project and Land Exchange. NorthMet Project Proposed Action: • Construction would last for approximately 18 months and would include land clearing, building […]

Forest Service wishes to trade (and sell) land in BWCA

Forest Service staffer said the proposed land trade is “the first step in a process that will also include a federal purchase of state lands.” Here is the map that shows School Trust Land (Managed by the State MN DNR) within the BWCA that is to be 1. partially sold and 2. (30,000 acres of) […]

Mining in Minnesota

Per the Mining Truth Organization: “PolyMet is the first of a series of proposed mines [copper-nickel] that could reshape Minnesota’s landscape and change our state forever.  The next few months will determine what Minnesota will look like 500 years from now. We need your support to ensure that we pass on clean water to future generations, […]

Friends of BWCA vs. Mining Industry: At Odds

The bill passed the house vote as of a few hours ago . . . According to the Duluth News Tribune: The bill … requires implementation of the act within 30 days of receiving requests. … it also reduces the amount of time, and limits the circumstances, under which anyone can file suit in federal […]

No longer are the days when you can “get away” up north . . .

Supreme Court allows AT&T to build a 450-foot cell phone tower on the edge of the BWCAW. See story HERE. ALSO of concern to BWCA: “Sulfide mining pollution would forever change Minnesota, including the Boundary Waters, Lake Superior, and our economy. Mining Truth is working to help Minnesotans learn about this important issue.” GET INFO […]