Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

DNR refuses to extend comment period for PolyMet dam permits

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 in a statement Friday that the 30-day comment period will close as scheduled Oct. 16. Five environmental groups told the DNR in their requests this month that…

Group appeals DNR order removing protections from dozens of Minnesota public waters

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 news release Friday. A DNR order in April deleted more than 640 miles of waterways from Minnesota’s public water inventory with no public notice and no chance for the public…