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.
PolyMet Offers $544M In Financial Assurances For Mine CostsFinancial assurances have been one of the most contentious issues in the fight over the proposed mine near Babbitt and processing plant near Hoyt Lakes.
DNR Extends Comment Period On PolyMet Environmental ReviewThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is giving the public an extra week to comment on the final environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The original deadline was Monday, Dec. 14. The DNR said Thursday that it's extending that through 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21.
Major Partner Won't Expand Stake In Mine Near ElyA major partner has given up the right to take a bigger stake in a proposed copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota. Chilean-based mining company Antofagasta PLC said Thursday it has terminated its option to buy another 25 percent of Twin Metals Minnesota. The announcement says Toronto-based Duluth Metals Ltd. is now assuming control of the joint venture.
DNR Won't Extend Comment Period On PolyMet Review 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.
DNR To Hold 1st Public Forum On PolyMet Project 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.
Minn. Copper Mine Review Delayed By Shutdown 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.