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Reverse osmosis is not the solution to pollution; it is the result

72 square miles of Sulfate plumes contaminating ground water

Published Originally in the Duluth Reader and re-printed with permission in the Twin Cities Daily Planet, March 17, 2015

Intro by the Threatened Waters Blog:

Research by and written by Carla Arneson. Carla is on of our northland neighbors who cares enough to thoroughly research […]

The Future of Remote Mining in Minnesota – How Many Workers Needed?

This article from CNET shows the future of Mining in Minneosta. No we don’t need workers in Minnesota. We need game playing Nerds in far off countries digging up, moving, dumping and polluting Minnesota hundreds of times faster than at present. This appears to be a surprise to the author of this article. He apparently […]

Minnesota and mining: Our children, our waters and wild rice are political pawns

CC/Flickr/Brett Whaley

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announcement came just two weeks before public comments were due for PolyMet’s Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement. PolyMet’s proposed NorthMet Mine is the first in a long line of sulfide mining projects aimed at turning Minnesota’s Superior National Forest, the lake country of the Arrowhead, into […]

Polymet 101 or The essentials of Copper Sulfide Mining Revisited-A Summary Todate

Published in the Zenith City Weekly, Vol. 8 Issue 114 on Feb. 11, 2014 by Anne Stewart

Compare the Polymet 101 Summary with what we knew in 2008 VCC Panel Discusion

Anne Stewart Zenith City Weekly

After PolyMet released its latest plans on December 6, an estimated 3,650 people attended public hearings in Duluth, […]

Dill’s Solution to the Water Threat of Sulfide Ore Mining in the Duluth Complex

Dill’s Pickle & Solution

The late Jackpine Bob Cary, respected Ely elder, still speaks to us. Will we listen?

Environmentally, “We,re a spitten mess!”

In 2002, Bob Cary spoke at Vermilion Community College. He was one of about 20 speakers in a series called “Speaking of Wilderness” sponsored by the Sigurd Olson Listening Point Foundation. Mining, fishing, canoeing, Knife Lake, local Native American elders, the Ojibwa language (which he studied in his later […]

Facts and Fairy-Tales about Polymet’s proposal for a Sulfide Mine in N.E. Minnesota

Paula Maccabee, General Counsel and Advocacy Directory for Water Legacy at Ely Tuesday Group, August 6, 2013. A larger group than usual attended this event and many, from the questions asked and concerns shared, were new to the topic of Sulfide mining. From the response of the crowd, they were very appreciative of the work […]

BWCAW Ecosystem Changes by Lee Frehlich, University of Minnesota

Polar Amplification is one climate element changing Minnesota

Significant changes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Ecosystem are underway do to climate change and invasive species. Lee Frehlich is the Director of the U of M, Center for Hardwood Ecology. He teaches courses in Forest Fire Ecology and Landscape Ecology on […]

Pebble can’t work for Alaska and Polymet can’t work for Minnesota!

One of the best definitions I’ve ever heard for insanity is the inability to see similarities or the inability to see differences. The differences are obvious Alaska–Minnesota. The similarities striking. Can you see the similarities?

By BRUCE C. SWITZER

Mine permitting is neither rigorous nor scientific. Disagree? Name one mine that did not proceed because […]

Physicians and Scientists know about the horrible effects of Mercury on human health…why don’t politicians and the MPCA?

A recent commentary by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner John Linc Stine (“The MPCA’s mercury move, explained,” April 22), argued that when it comes to mercury pollution, there is “a debate about tactics, not whether to take action.” But two recent choices demonstrate a stunning lack of urgency on the part of Minnesota government.

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