ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota DNR has rejected a request by environmentalists to extend the public comment period on the draft dam safety permits for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The DNR said
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PolyMet would get 6,650 acres of federal land it needs in the Superior National Forest in return for about the same amount of private land that would be added to the national forest.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) today (June 9) appealed an order of the Minnesota DNR that removed public water protections from many miles of Minnesota streams and rivers, according to an MCEA
The deal calls for trading 6,650 acres of federal land for a similar amount of private land. But attorney says it’s a bad deal for taxpayers.