Interior Dept. Renews Leases For Minnesota Mine ProjectThe U.S. Interior Department said Wednesday it has reinstated the mineral rights leases for a company that wants to build a copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota, reversing a decision to deny the renewals that was made in the closing weeks of the Obama administration.
Feds Keep Proposed Twin Metals Mine Plan AliveThe reversal means the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service must reconsider Twin Metals' 2012 lease renewal application.
Gov't Lawyers Seek Dismissal Of Twin Metals LawsuitThe government argues that it's a contract dispute that must be brought in the Court of Federal Claims.
Rep. Nolan Introduces Bill To Force PolyMet Mine Land SwapU.S. Rep. Rick Nolan has introduced a bill to force completion of a land swap needed for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
Justice Dept. Seeks To Dismiss Twin Metals Mineral Rights LawsuitThe Justice Department has moved to dismiss a lawsuit challenging an Obama administration decision against renewing mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
Dayton Not Ready To Declare Twin Metals Copper Mine Dead YetGov. Mark Dayton says the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine is "stymied" but he's not ready to declare it dead yet despite moves by his administration and the Obama administration that dealt serious blows to the project.
Study Shows Twin Metals Mine Economically FeasibleThe majority owner of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota says a study shows the project would be economically competitive.
Study For Proposed Twin Metals Mine Due Mid-2014 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.
Twin Metals Mine Estimate Boosted 19 PercentThe company planning an underground copper, nickel and precious metals mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota boosted its estimates Tuesday of the reserves the site holds.
Environmentalists Launch Campaign Against MiningEnvironmental groups are launching a campaign ahead of the summer vacation season against plans for copper, nickel and precious metals mining in northeastern Minnesota.