Mining and Industry
We found the environmental review lacking, so Gov. Dayton needs answers before deciding.
The following is a statement from Paul Austin, Executive Director of Mining Truth member Conservation Minnesota in response to today’s DNR adequacy finding on the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed PolyMet mine in Northern Minnesota. While proponents … Continue reading
MINNEAPOLIS — Conservation groups in Minnesota expressed pessimism that the “final” environmental impact statement (EIS) for the PolyMet sulfide mine proposal, which is set to be released today, will address reasonable questions raised by thousands of Minnesotans. “We don’t know … Continue reading
On the anniversary of the Mount Polley mine disaster, nine Minnesota conservation groups called on Governor Mark Dayton to prevent a similar disaster from happening in Minnesota.
The Minnesota legislature is in the process of debating four bills that would undermine the authority of the MPCA. Be sure to let your state decision makers know what you think about these bills.
No doubt Republicans need to stand for mining jobs, but they should not be so foolish as to leave the taxpayers at risk for cleaning up the mess – a mess that could permanently destroy other important economic drivers in the region such as tourism.
As a Republican, my hope is that my party leaders will seek out a mining position that will lead them into the mainstream of Minnesota politics for the long-term.