Department of Natural Resources Attn: Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Applications 500 Lafayette Road St. Paul, MN 55155 May 8, 2019 Re: Comment on: Utility Crossing License… Read more “Comment on Enbridge Pipeline #3”
One of the historic old buildings in what was the flour district in Minneapolis on the Mississippi River …
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,
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:
A mill was built in 1857 at the spot where Minnehaha creek now crosses 50th to take advantage of the turbulence of its waters at the time. … Read more “Edina’s Namesake”
One of the best articles explaining the benefits to mining from our Minnesota Special Session in 2015 can be read at: http://www.virginiamn.com/news/local/range-wins-big-by-not-losing/article_2febff90-1238-11e5-b8d3-f368a5c79072.html No bias here… just statements… Read more “Elimination of the MPCA Citizen’s Board, MN and an arrangement to facilitate pollution of our water ….”