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.
Gov. Dayton Begins Mine Tours Ahead Of PolyMet DecisionGov. Mark Dayton kicked off visits to mining operations in other states Tuesday as he prepares to make a major mining decision in Minnesota. The state is considering whether to allow a mining company to open Minnesota's first copper-nickel operation. And it is a decision that is sparking controversy.
Minnesota Adventurers Plan To Spend An Entire Year In BWCATwo Minnesota adventurers who canoed 2,000 miles from Ely to Washington, D.C., last year have announced their next expedition — they plan to spend an entire year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Opposing Sides Converge At Iron Range Copper Mine MeetingAbout 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.
PolyMet Environmental Report Sent To RegulatorsA long-awaited environmental report on a proposed copper-nickel mine for northeastern Minnesota has been released to state, federal and tribal agencies for review.