9 Boundary Waters Businesses File Lawsuit Challenging Leases For Planned MineNine Minnesota businesses that rely on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area have sued the Interior Department, challenging its decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the planned Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely.
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.
Twin Metals Updates Plan, Wants To Build Ore Processor Closer To BWCATwin Metals says its updated plan for an underground copper-nickel mine near Ely includes a 100-acre ore processing facility on the banks of Birch Lake, which puts it closer to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness than earlier planned.
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.