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Federal judge deals another serious blow to proposed copper-nickel mine on edge of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

A canoe sits on the water's edge within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota. (Stock photo)
A federal judge has dealt another serious setback to the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota, dismissing the company's lawsuit that sought to regain the critical mineral rights leases that the Biden administration cancelled. The ruling last week was the latest blow to the stalled $1.7 billion project, which has faced stiff opposition from environmental and tourism groups that say it would pose an unacceptable threat to the pristine wilderness along the U.S- Canadian border.
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