MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Opponents of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota are suing to challenge the federal government’s renewal of the company’s mineral rights leases.
The groups behind the new challenge lost an earlier lawsuit that claimed the Trump administration overstepped its authority by reversing an Obama administration decision not to renew the leases.READ MORE: Next Weather: Dry, Mild Thursday Before Top 10 Weather Day On Friday
The new lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Washington, D.C., alleges the Bureau of Land Management should have prepared an in-depth environmental impact statement but conducted only a limited review.READ MORE: Sign Bearing George Floyd's Name Unveiled At 38th And Chicago
Twin Metals says it’s confident the renewal of leases was lawful and complied with environmental requirements.MORE NEWS: 'It's Bizarre': Southern Minnesota Ghost Town Still Attracting Summer Visitors
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