mn mining

DNR Issues Permits for Copper-Nickel Mine

Minnesota is facing the loss of a valuable environmental site with countless benefits and natural resource recreational opportunity for nearby residents in exchange for a short-term gain of “hundreds of jobs” (per MPR). There must be a better way to create jobs than to shoot ourselves in our own foot. Full story:   Effects of […]

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) […]

Native American Voices Opinion on Keystone Pipelines and More

Per a letter from Nicholas Guy to the editor of the Winona Post Native American’s are taking a stand to oppose “fracking, sand mining, and oil lines,” citing chiefly pollution and longterm and/or indefinite destruction of land, water, air, and other natural resources as well as treaty “backtracking.” “The tribal governments have chosen to protect our […]

“Sustainable” Mining Institute Established

University of Minnesota, Duluth; Sustainable Mining Institute established, and money appropriated. Advisory board to be selected by July 2014. Bill Name: HF2842, as introduced. More info. HERE. Remaining Authors (Beard, Hausman, Simonson stricken): Winkler  ; Metsa  ; Anzelc  ; Radinovich  ; Murphy, E.  ; Hansen  ; Dehn, R.  ; Fischer  ; Uglem  ; Kahn  ; O’Neil Companion SF 2632 Authors Bonoff  ; Tomassoni  ; Reinert