Posts tagged ‘copper mining in water dependent ecosystems’

March 20, 2016

Will a copper mine in Babbitt reach the dimensions of the Hull Rust Mine?

While the MDNR (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources) has approved the NorthMet Copper Mine Project’s environmental impact study in the St Louis County of northern Minnesota at the headwaters of the St Lawrence Seaway and Lake Superior , we wait for permits and the final RODs (record of decisions) from the National Forest Service and the Army Corps of Engineers. 

The project depends on the National Forest Service’s approval of a land exchange … trading public, “protected” lands for private lands so that Polymet can mine.

If Polymet cannot make good on their financial promises for this project (and these are many), then the taxpayers of Minnesota will foot the bill for clean up (a clean up, in all probability, that will go into an unforeseeable future.  Future generations will inevitably suffer the consequences.

For the sake of our waters,

Anita

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December 4, 2015

Will we trade our water legacy for copper?

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https://anitatillemans.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/arrowhead-aquifers-and-the-hill-of-three-waters-2/

 

Please find contact information for Governor Dayton, to let him know your thoughts about the Polymet proposal for copper mining, at:

http://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/

Mining Truth has provided a link to comment to all three agencies and the EPA, as well, at:

http://www.miningtruth.org/