Several amazing announcements at the end of last year and the beginning of this year mean big news for the Boundary Waters – specifically, Twin Metals’ request to renew its mineral leases was denied, and a watershed-wide environmental review was initiated. We’re proud of the work of our Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters and the great strides we’ve taken to protect the Boundary Waters Wilderness, and we know we couldn’t have done it without you or our Campaign partners. You need to know, however, that even though one mining company lost its leases, the fight to protect the Boundary Waters is not over.
More work is ahead for us and for you. There will be critical moments when we will need you to comment on behalf of the Boundary Waters. It is very important that you take action at each opportunity. Right now is one of those times — comment here!
Read more on the Campaign’s Science Desk blog: Big News! But What Does it Mean for the BWCA?
MPR: How Ely has navigated environmental, economic concerns (January 23, 2017)
St. Cloud Times: Voice your support for BWCA (January 21, 2017)
Timberjay: USFS, BLM take steps to enact 20-year mineral leases prohibition (January 19, 2017)
Duluth News Tribune: Forest Service files two-year timeout on mining (January 13, 2017)