Rep. Betty McCollum Proposes Permanent Mining Ban Near Boundary Waters
Rep. Betty McCollum Wants Answers From EPA On Copper-Nickel Mine PlanU.S. Rep. Betty McCollum wants to know why the federal Environmental Protection Agency opted against filing formal comments with Minnesota regulators when the state was considering whether to issue a key water pollution permit for the PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, and she is questioning whether the agency is hiding information.
Environmentalists Go To Court To Fight PolyMet Mine PermitsEnvironmental groups have gone to court to challenge the state's decision to grant key permits for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
Sen. Smith's Amendment Would Complete PolyMet Land SwapSen. Tina Smith has proposed an amendment to force completion of a land swap needed for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine.
Federal Gov't Renews Leases For Copper-Nickel Mine Near BWCAThe U.S. Interior Department reinstated the mineral rights leases for a company that wants to build a copper-nickel mine near Ely.
Copper-Nickel Mining Supporters To Boycott St. Paul MeetingsThe fight over whether to allow copper-nickel mining near the BWCA is shifting to the capital city.
Environmentalists Call PolyMet Mine Design Change 'Bait & Switch'An environmental group says the design for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota has changed in significant ways that require regulators to conduct a fresh environmental review of the revisions.
Public Forum Set For Mining In Minnesota WildernessThe future of copper-nickel mining near a pristine Minnesota wilderness area will be up for discussion this week.
U.S. Forest Service Approves Proposed PolyMet Mine Land SwapA proposed copper-nickel mine for northeastern Minnesota has passed another milestone.
Environmental Board To Consider Health Impacts Of Copper-Nickel Mining PlansA hearing will be held Wednesday on a petition by the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians to require comprehensive assessments of the impacts on human health of proposed copper-nickel mines.
Copper-Nickel Mining, Water Quality & Carbon Lead State's Environmental AgendaMajor decisions on copper-nickel mining, water quality and a push to reduce carbon emissions by Minnesota's utilities will be among the top issues on Minnesota's environmental agenda for 2016. Some of the debate will be very public, while much work on issues such as oil pipelines and wild rice will take place behind the scenes.