Comment Letter on PolyMet FEIS – Joint Submission (December 21, 2015)
The NorthMet project would be located within the Lake Superior watershed and pose an ongoing pollution threat to Lake Superior long after the proposed mining period stops. These comments reference and incorporate the attached reports of eight technical experts.
Twin Metals Hydrogeologic Study EA Comment Letter (November 6, 2015)
Comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) regarding the Twin Metals Hydrogeologic Study special use permit (SUP) on behalf of Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness and the Center for Biological Diversity.
Boundary Waters Land Exchange Scoping Comment Letter (May 7, 2015)
Comments on the School Trust Land Exchange Scoping Package on behalf of Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness.
Northshore Mine Expansion EAW Comment Letter
(October 15, 2014)
Comments on the Northshore Mine Expansion EAW from Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness.
Hydrogeologic Drilling Scoping Comment Letter to Superior National Forest (November 21, 2013)
Scoping comments on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, concerning the Twin Metals Hydrogeologic study, Twin Metals application for a special use permit, and the associated “Environmental Assessment” (“EA”) being prepared by the Forest Service.
Letter in response to the NorthMet Mining and Land Exchange Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) published on November 13, 2015, asking the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend the public input period for comments on the NorthMet Mining and Land Exchange Final Environmental Impact Statement.
Letter to USACE Requesting Hearing on Section404 Determination – Sign-on Letter (November 18, 2015)
Letter requesting a public hearing be held on behalf of supplemental public notice for the Clean Water Act Section 404 permit for the proposed PolyMet NorthMet copper-nickel mining project.
Letter to United Nations Environment Programme to consider the implications for tailings dam design and operational safety at hardrock mines around the world.
Letter to MN AG Lori Swanson about Waters of the United States (July 31, 2015)
Letter to Minnesota Attorney General to stand behind the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ new rules under the Clean Water Act which clarify protections to headwaters streams and wetlands.
Letter to the United States Environmental Protection Agency regarding the catastrophic failure of the tailings dam at the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia, and the implications for tailings dam design and operational safety at hardrock mines on public lands throughout the United States.
Letter to the USDA Forest Service and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management regarding the catastrophic failure of the tailings dam at the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia, and the implications for tailings dam design and operational safety at hardrock mines on public lands throughout the United States.