Breaking: NMW joins mineral rights lawsuit

Read about NMW’s success in intervening on behalf of wilderness edge residents, business owners, sportsmen and women and others who depend on the Wilderness on the side of the government in the lawsuit Twin Metals served aiming to regain their mineral rights for sulfide-ore copper mining on the edge of the Boundary Waters. The leases were denied in late 2016.

“A federal judge has approved an environmental group’s request to intervene in a lawsuit over mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota. Judge Susan Richard Nelson said in a ruling Tuesday that Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness meets the legal requirements for becoming a defendant in the lawsuit.” – Associated Press report on MPR News

“A Minnesota environmental group will be allowed to intervene in a federal lawsuit filed by Twin Metals last year against the federal government. A federal judge Tuesday ruled that Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness to join the Interior Department in battling against the lawsuit, filed by Twin Metals last September.” – Duluth News Tribune