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Polymet Has a Reputation of Getting it Right the First Time-So No Further Health Studies Needed According to Frank Ongaro

Recently Frank Ongaro, the Executive Director of Mining Minnesota took offense at a large group of Minnesota Doctors and Medical Associations who recommended review of health effects of Polymet’s project. Mr. Ongaro’s response can be found on the Duluth News Tribune Website, the article was dated October 27, 2014. His comments are basically pro-business arguments […]

Ely Citizens Discuss the Polymet Copper Sulfide Ore Project Feb. 24, 2014

Aaron Klemz, Communications Director for Friends of the Boundary Waters, led a lively community discussion in Ely, MN about the Polymet Copper Sulfide Ore mining project, February 24, 2014. As with any community discussion, especially an emotionally charged issue like sulfide mining, it is sometimes difficult to effectively distinguish facts from beliefs, especially long and […]

DNR hold Listening Sessions about Polymet’s SDEIS across the Range

Their just isn’t enough lipstick in the world for that pig.

Must see VIDEO about the current situation with Cu Ni Hazardous Chemical Processing in MN Feb. 2011

If you are aware of the Cu NI Hazardous Chemical Processing that too many MN Politicians are attempting to ramrod down the throats of MN citizens you know of Bob Tammen. Bob is a soft spoken, well spoken, older gentleman (my age) with more mining experience than 99% of the Politicians we’re having to inform. […]

EPA rates Polymet DEIS Environmentally Unsatisfatory

“Based on our review…EPA has rated the (Polymet) DEIS as Environmentally Unsatisfactory – Inadequate, or EU-3” Received Feb 22, 2010 This is the lowest rating possible from the EPA. Mining companies are bemoaning the slow environmental review process but take no responsibility for presenting an adequate explanation for how they are going to process the […]

“Facts” versus the truth in Kent Kaiser commentary

January 26, 2010

In response to Friends’ policy director Betsy Daub’s recent column in the Minneapolis Star Tribune about sulfide mining, the film “Avatar,” and the decisions Minnesotans must make, Kent Kaiser of the Center for the American Experiment, a conservative think-tank, published a counterpoint. The crux of his article is based on several “facts” […]

Number of impaired rivers and lakes up significantly since 2008 – Non Ferrous Mining Will not Help!

Impaired Lakes and Rivers in Minnesota up significantly since 2008. At a time when we should be reducing the number of impaired Lakes and Rivers the State in considering adding a major toxic polluter in Non Ferrous Copper Nickel Sulfide Rock Mining. To improve the State of Minnesota’s biotic community we are moving in the […]

Comments on Polymet DEIS by Native Americans address Critical Issues

Issues raised by Native Americans in their “POLYMET DEIS –Tribal Cooperating Agencies Alternative Findings and Perspectives” should be seioursly heeded by the DNR and regulatory agencies. This is a through analysis of the DEIS and will be ignored or maginalized by “the powers that be” at the peril of all peoples of Minnesota. We are […]

Polymet Pep Rally in Aurora, MN December 9, 2009

The Minnesota DNR allowed politicians to control the format of this public meeting and turn an informational public meeting into a Pep Rally for Polymet, a Cu Ni Sulfide Rock mining company. No public comment was allowed. Bused in miners, at whose expense we don’t know, wore stickers and sweatshirts shouting their support for Polymet. […]