Conservation Minnesota has a consistent record of calling for accountability when it comes to the various Sulfide Mining proposals currently being debated in the state. We seek accountability from the state, the mining companies and the various other stakeholders in … Continue reading
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
The latest threat to the St. Louis River comes from proposals for a new type of mining in Minnesota; copper-nickel sulfide mining.
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.
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.