Phone surveys found broad concern about mine pollution contaminating the wilderness.
Phone surveys found broad concern about mine pollution contaminating the wilderness.
Event on Thursday will give citizens the chance to speak up about proposal to halt mining on lands near the Boundary Waters.
Chilean billionaire suing to advance a proposed mine next to the Boundary Waters also owns the first daughter’s house.
Two hundred business large and small have signed on to a new campaign to protect canoe country and its economic benefits.
Northern Minnesota representative criticized for asking Trump to overturn Obama mining decision.
Rep. Kurt Daudt sent a letter to President Trump asking him to overturn Obama actions on mining near the Boundary Waters.
Federal agencies are now accepting feedback on a proposal to prohibit mining in wilderness watershed.
Federal government plans to give the company 6,500 acres for its mine in exchange for lands elsewhere on the National Forest.
Next president could overturn a recent ruling against the proposed mine on the Superior National Forest.
‘Bear Witness” visits the adventurers throughout their journey to share and protect canoe country wilderness.
Decision may be fatal for copper-nickel mine proposal upstream of the Boundary Waters and mark the beginning of long-term protection of the wilderness watershed.
A group of physicians from Duluth and across northeastern Minnesota have written an article about the potential human health impacts of sulfide-ore mining in the state. Article explains how Twin Metals and PolyMet could expose people to contaminants, and how doctors could help.
Mining company submits long-awaited application to mine copper, nickel and other metals on the Superior National Forest.
Canoe country rookie finds wonder and solitude along the Border Route.
Lawsuit claims 50-year-old leases must be renewed automatically, despite government’s opinion that it has the right to reject them.
NBC reporter travels to the Boundary Waters to interview married adventurers with two months left in their twelve-month trip.
Former MPCA official writes that White Iron Chain of Lakes have few natural defenses against mine pollution.
Bipartisan partners pen commentary for the New York Times arguing to protect the wilderness watershed.
Company seeks to use water, discharge wastewater, and use dams around its tailings basins.
Comment period opens up for major decision about the future of Twin Metals – or its end.
Forest Service offers chance for public to weigh in whether or not mines should be allowed in the wilderness watershed.
National television program covers PolyMet proposal and opposition from environmentalists and Chippewa bands.
Twin Metals proponents meet with elected officials to make case for copper-nickel mine proposal next to the Boundary Waters.
Politicians trade arguments for and against controversial mine proposal next to the Boundary Waters wilderness.
IN THIS ISSUE: Climate Change in the Northwoods Part I. Something in the Water: Bent Paddle Brewing of Duluth joins the call to protect the planet’s most precious resource. Voyageurs—A Must Visit National Park: The National Park of Minnesota’s north woods celebrates the Park Service’s Centennial. Mining Update…
Adam Fetcher’s experiences in canoe country when he was younger connect to his work today at the environmentally-active outdoor company.
Significant developments have come in a flurry recently, from federal problems for Twin Metals to news that most Minnesotans oppose mining near the Boundary Waters.
Governor of Minnesota tells Twin Metals he will block mining activity on state lands near the wilderness.
Minnesota officials declare the state’s first copper-nickel mine proposal ‘adequate’ and ready to seek permits.
Incorrect data led to previous predictions that groundwater would flow south.
Public comments will be accepted until Dec. 14 on the controversial copper mine.
Ambitious adventure is the subject of a NPR story as the canoeing couple sparks conversation on stewardship.
Adventurers and educators embark on 365-day expedition to connect with canoe country and publicize pollution threats.
Award-winning science fair project explores a Wisconsin mine’s disputed legacy as PolyMet permitting approaches.
Discovery of incorrect data conflicts with assumption that contaminated discharge would flow toward Lake Superior.
Starting in September, pair plan to camp, travel, and educate from the wilderness for 12 months in an effort to help protect it.
Detailed analysis of the proposed copper-nickel mine will now be reviewed by tribes and other authorities.
Congresswoman announces bill to revoke federal mineral leases in Rainy River basin.
PolyMet proposal earns Lake Superior’s largest tributary an undesirable designation.
Sick teenager asks federal officials to prevent mining from polluting canoe country.
Researcher Lee Frelich says wilderness forests are being changed in several ways.
Mining advocates and opponents made their case to a House committee and a packed room.
Cover Story: How will proposed mining, climate change, invasive species, nutrient loading, and algal blooms change the border lakes? The Quetico-Superior region of Minnesota and Canada bring to mind lake country—a landscape characterized by glacier carved lakes filled with clear, cold and clean water. Yet the list of possible impacts on northern Minnesota water quality is long: proposed mining, climate change, invasive species, nutrient loading, and algal blooms to name just a few…
Antofagasta will control 100 percent of the massive copper-nickel mine proposal next to the Boundary Waters.
Comments on the copper-nickel mine’s environmental review and a new statewide poll are helping gauge where people stand.
Study finds that copper-nickel mine next to the Boundary Waters is financially feasible.
Mine proposal near the Boundary Waters loses significant source of funding. Chilean mining company Antofagasta PLC has declined an opportunity to take a bigger financial stake in the Twin Metals project near Ely, MN. The move means the company—which has invested more than $200 million in the joint venture so far—will pass up the chance for a controlling stake in the project, and operations will revert to junior mining company Duluth Metals.
Northern Minnesota politicians strongly oppose potential study under consideration by Forest Service.
The company has shared new information about access, water sources, and waste disposal for its proposed copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency changes plan to announce recommendations for regulating discharges from mines and other facilities.
Results of a Star Tribune poll include supporters outnumbering opponents two-to-one, and a lot of people who haven’t made up their minds.
Research on how sulfates affect the official state grain of Minnesota will be used to determine if a key water quality standard should be changed.
The statewide conversation continues with high-stakes advocacy and calls for caution.
Survey conducted by Mining Truth coalition shows as residents learn details about mine proposals, opposition increases.
Starting late this fall, the public will have a chance to review and comment on the amended environmental review for the first proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for PolyMet will be released on November 22. A public comment…
A revised draft of the environmental review for the first-ever copper mining project proposed in Minnesota has been completed. PolyMet Mining Corp.’s new document has been distributed to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, tribal governments, and other state and federal agencies which are involved in the process. The release comes almost…
New mine proposals in northeastern Minnesota have prompted a group of local citizens and businesses to plan an anti-mining “action center” on Ely’s Sheridan Street. The office will provide information to visitors and residents, and is expected to open by Memorial Day weekend. The effort is being spearheaded by Steve Piragis, proprietor of wilderness outfitter…
The world’s largest untapped copper deposit just got bigger. Twin Metals, Inc. now estimates its resource near Ely holds more than 8-billion pounds of copper.
The Minnesota Executive Committee agreed to permit exploration for minerals on state lands and privately held land where the state owns the minerals rights.
The U.S. Forest Service has approved a plan for mining companies to expand the exploration for minerals in the Superior National Forest near Ely.
A Ramsey County Court judge upheld Minnesota’s restrictions on sulfate pollution in waters that host wild rice plants, denying a Minnesota Chamber of Commerce challenge that the rules were vague and arbitrarily applied.
Minnesota 8th District Representative Chip Cravaack expects the revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the PolyMet precious metal mine near Babbitt to be released by October.
Environmental advocates concerned about mining in northeastern Minnesota are using dog teams to carry petitions to the state capitol in St. Paul.
Northshore Mining was fined $240,175 by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency after its taconite processing plant in Silver Bay was cited for 30 air quality violations in 2010 and 2011.