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Sulfide Mining Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Minnesota has a long history of iron-ore mining. Sulfide-ore mining for copper and nickel, however, has never been attempted here. In the case of PolyMet, MCEA has led the fight for accountability and true science-based decision-making.

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Sulfide Mining Sierra Club

May 26, 2018· The mining of copper/nickel sulfide ores is a toxic type of mining that is risky to our environment, our workers and communities, and local economies. Mining sulfide

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Newly introduced bills would protect Minnesota from

Newly introduced bills would protect Minnesota from sulfide mining. Posted January 16th, 2021 by Matt Doll.. Matt Doll, Minnesota Environmental Partnership. This week, lawmakers introduced bills in the Minnesota Legislature and in Congress that represent perhaps the most aggressive effort yet to create new protections for our state from copper-nickel sulfide mining.

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The Threat of Sulfide Mining — Friends of the Boundary

Sulfide mining is especially dangerous in northern Minnesota because of two factors: The water-rich environment and the low-grade quality of the mineral deposits. 1. WATER The clean water and seemingly endless waterways that make so many people treasure northern Minnesota’s wilderness, would also amplify the effects of Acid Mine Drainage.

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Choose this over sulfide mining: renewables, jobs and

Jan 06, 2021· There is nothing magical about locating a sulfide mine in Minnesota that would prevent toxic pollution; if anything, it’s far riskier here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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Sulfide Mining in Northern Minnesota: A Review of Possible

Sulfide Mining in Northern Minnesota: A Review of Possible Legal Recourse for Environmental Harm to Individuals Keywords Mining--Law and legislation--Minnesota, Environmental law

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Sulfide Mining MEPartnership

Sulfide mining in a water-rich environment like northern Minnesota is a high-risk gamble. We need to protect our water, our families’ health, our wildlife, and taxpayer resources from pollution and harm caused by sulfide mining.

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Sulfide Mining Minnesota Trout Unlimited

• Noise, dust and light pollution from 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year mining operations would affect animal behavior and the quiet fishing experience. • Mine infrastructure and additional road traffic would lead to forest fragmentation, which disrupts wildlife travel corridors and accelerates the spread of weedy invasive species, which

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Choose this over sulfide mining: renewables, jobs and

Jan 06, 2021· There is nothing magical about locating a sulfide mine in Minnesota that would prevent toxic pollution; if anything, it’s far riskier here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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Sulfide Mining and Voyageurs National Park — Voyageurs

With two copper-nickel sulfide mining projects in progress in northeastern Minnesota, Voyageurs National Park Association stands opposed to proposed sulfide-ore copper mining. This type of mining has unacceptable health and environmental risks in such a water-rich area and poses a serious threat to our waters and to the ecosystems of the Rainy

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Potential Sulfide Mines WaterLegacy

Minnesota’s three primary watersheds the Lake Superior, Rainy River (Boundary Waters) and Mississippi River Basins all face threats from sulfide mining. The PolyMet (Glencore) NorthMet copper-nickel mine. in the Lake Superior watershed is Minnesota’s first proposed sulfide mine. Other sulfide mines are planned for the near future in the

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Sulfide Mining in Northern Minnesota: A Review of Possible

Sulfide Mining in Northern Minnesota: A Review of Possible Legal Recourse for Environmental Harm to Individuals Keywords Mining--Law and legislation--Minnesota, Environmental law

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Save Our Sky Blue Waters

Dangerous sulfide mining poses an unacceptable risk to the waters, wildlife and people of northern Minnesota and should not be allowed in our water rich environment. Contact the Governor and Lt. Governor at (651) 201-3400. MN Government website linked HERE . Protect our Land, Water, Wildlife and People . Reject Toxic Sulfide Mining!

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Counterpoint: We need a 'Prove It First' law for mining in

Despite lack of evidence, Twin Metals routinely claims that the technology has improved, and that copper-sulfide mining, which has never been done in Minnesota and has a perfect record of

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Sulfide Mining In Minnesota? ! YouTube

WaterLegacy Advocacy Director and Counsel Paula Maccabee talks about Minnesota's waters and communities at risk from proposed sulfide mining projects. #KeepI...

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Sulfide Mining in Minnesota: Last Chance for Public

Mar 12, 2014· Unlike iron and taconite mining, sulfide mining produces dangerous compounds akin to battery acid, which can persist indefinitely (2500-10,000 years). Read more about the dangers . The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources held three public meetings recently to give information and get feedback regarding the latest environmental impact

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Mining Sierra Club

Mission: To protect Minnesota’s human and natural communities from adverse effects of mining. Goals: We are currently focused on safeguarding Minnesotans from sulfide mining proposals, such as PolyMet and Twin Metals. Sulfide mining has never been done in Minnesota. This type of mining produces acid mine drainage in a self-perpetuating reaction that releases toxic heavy metals for 500 years

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Sulfide Mining and Human Health Save the Boundary

sulfide mining proposals. In addition, Minnesota physicians need to understand the potential adverse mental and physical health effects of sulfide mining on mine workers and residents of communities near mining operations. T he Duluth Complex is a geological formation that contains deposits of copper, nickel and palladium group metals.

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What is "Sulfide Mining"? YouTube

The mining industry hates the term, but Paula Maccabee explains why "sulfide mine" is a much more appropriate way to describe PolyMet's proposed project than...

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Reader's View: Don’t risk Minnesota’s waters for mining

Mar 01, 2021· The greatest difference between these two issues is that while the inevitable disaster just happened in Texas, sulfide mining is not yet underway in northern Minnesota.

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