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Governor Dayton Voices Strong Opposition to Mining Near BWCA

Governor Dayton Voices Strong Opposition to Mining Near BWCA

March 17th, 2016

On March 7, Governor Mark Dayton released a letter he sent to Twin Metals Minnesota, owned by international mining company Antofagasta, about the need to protect the Boundary Waters. The letter outlines his “grave concerns” about Twin Metals’ proposed massive sulfide-ore mining operation in the Boundary Waters Wilderness watershed. “... my...Read More

Taking Action on PolyMet to Protect the Boundary Waters

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December 3rd, 2015

This summer, news broke about the potential for the PolyMet NorthMet sulfide-ore copper mining project to impact the Boundary Waters due to lack of understanding of whether polluted waters would flow south or north. The threat from PolyMet would add to that already posed by the proposed Twin Metals mine...Read More

"PolyMet discharge would flow north to BWCA" - Timberjay

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August 20th, 2015

A recent Timberjay story shared the latest news on water flow for the PolyMet mine project, stating: "Fundamental miscalculations in water model render EIS results invalid." Read the Timberjay story for more details. GLIFWC's analysis raises serious concerns about whether the co-lead agencies fully understand PolyMet's potential for environmental impact, especially...Read More

Celebrate with Dave and Amy Freeman

Celebrate with Dave and Amy Freeman

December 9th, 2014

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Urge President Obama, Congress, and Minnesota’s Governor Dayton to protect the Boundary Waters and oppose the massive Twin Metals Minnesota Mine.

 

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.
– Edward Abbey