A controversial plan to bring more mining to the state of Minnesota is getting some attention at the State Capitol on Thursday. Dozens of Minnesotans held a meeting to try and keep a Canadian Company, PolyMet, from operating a new sulfide mine to extract copper and nickel.
Regulators say they won’t extend the 90-day comment period for the environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine beyond March 13.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the agency has fielded more than 10,000 public comments on the environmental impact statement for PolyMet Mining’s plan to build the state’s first copper-nickel mine in the Iron Range.
Minnesota lawmakers are debating whether the PolyMet Mining Corporation should put up hundreds of millions of dollars for future cleanup before the company even mines its first load of ore.
One of the most contentious issues in the debate over whether Minnesota should allow PolyMet Mining Corp. to build the state’s first copper-nickel mine is whether the company can cover cleanup costs after it closes.
Minnesota wildlife managers say fewer wolves are being shot or trapped for predator control.
Opponents of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota charged Thursday new data show that the state’s new draft environmental review for the project underestimates how much contaminated water could flow from the mine, raising serious questions about the long-term costs of treating it.
The second public meeting on the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine is being held in the Iron Range city of Aurora. The meeting at Mesabi East High School runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday.
About 1,500 people turned out Thursday night to weigh in on what Minnesota’s first copper mine could mean for their water and air. The DNR has spent the last five years studying what PolyMet’s proposal could mean for the environment on the Iron Range. A crowd packed the convention center in Duluth. The building, which is usually home to concerts and hockey games, turned into the place Barb Crow came to join a polarizing debate.
The Department of Natural Resources wasn’t taking chances when it picked a site for the first of three public forums on a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota: It booked one of the largest venues the region.
The parent company for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely expects to reach a key milestone in the coming months. Duluth Metals Limited says its “pre-feasibility” study is progressing well and is scheduled for completion by mid-year.
Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples married in Minnesota, beginning at the stroke of midnight on Aug. 1.
Regulators on Friday will release a long-awaited environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The Department of Natural Resources officials say the document has grown to 2,200 pages. And it’s just a draft.
A long-awaited updated environmental review of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota has been delayed by last month’s federal government shutdown.
A long-awaited environmental report on a proposed copper-nickel mine for northeastern Minnesota has been released to state, federal and tribal agencies for review.