Federal Judge Rejects New Arguments By Foes Of Twin Metals MineA federal judge on Thursday rejected a second attempt by opponents of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota to invalidate the mineral rights leases needed for the project.
Opponents File New Challenge To Proposed Twin Metals MineTwin Metals says it's confident the renewal of leases was lawful and complied with environmental requirements.
Judge Backs Minnesota’s Twin Metals Mine In Lease DisputeTwin Metals, owned by Chilean mining giant Antofagasta, filed its formal mine plan with state and federal regulators in December, launching what’s expected to be a lengthy environmental review and permitting process.
Twin Metals Minnesota Files Formal Mine Plan With RegulatorsTwin Metals Minnesota formally submitted a plan to regulators Wednesday for an underground copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota, a project that has drawn fierce opposition because it would sit just upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Twin Metals Plans Dry Storage For Waste At Mine Near ElyTwin Metals Minnesota said Thursday its underground mine near Ely would use "dry stack" storage for waste rock, calling it the most environmentally friendly approach for the site.
Feds Reinstate Leases For Twin Metals Mine In NE MinnesotaThe federal Bureau of Land Management has reinstated mineral rights leases for a proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
2 More Lawsuits Challenge Proposed Mine Near Boundary WatersEnvironmental groups filed two more lawsuits Monday challenging the Interior Department's decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
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.