The headwaters of the St Louis watershed detailed for this certification are designated Outstanding Resource Value Waters (ORVWs). Lake Superior downstream is a restricted Outstanding International Resource… Read more “PolyMet draft 401 Certification comments due March 16, 2018”
The DNR has decided that a copper mine will be suitable for northern Minnesota in its ROD (record of decision) for the NorthMet Project by approving the NorthMet Project’s FEIS. Two other agencies, the Forest Service and Army Corps of Engineers decisions will be upcoming.
For more information on this monumental decision, one that will eventually affect waters in the BWCA, the Rainy River watershed as well as the St Louis watershed, into the Great Lakes, as a consequence of hundreds and possibly thousands of years of runoff from copper sulfide mining:
For more information concerning this proposal, on this site:
The following photos were taken in parts of northern Minnesota, some in the UP of Michigan, Colorado Rockies, Alberta, Canada, and on a beach of the Pacific… Read more “Will we through our mining practices continue to degrade our most precious resource … water?”