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Encounter with an American Black Bear – Ely, Minnesota

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This is a story about a common Minnesota American Black Bear and a person originally from Indiana, me, who used to believe if you got this close to a Black Bear you were a goner. Since I did get very close and I’m still here, my beliefs […]

Dr. Lee Frelich, world renowned for his research and articles on forests and invasive species , gave 2 talks in Ely, MN

Thank you Dr. Frelich !

Dr. Lee Frelich took time out of his busy schedule to come to Ely July 21, 2015. He gave two talks, on on Climate Change and Invasive species at the Ely Tuesday group and one at VCC that evening on the effects of Sulfide Mining on the Boundary Waters, sponsored […]

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 […]

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 […]

June 1, 2013 Canoeing the American Rivers Designated Endangered Kawishiwi River & Meeting at Sustainable Ely Headquarters

On June 1, 2013 citizens concerned about the threats of Copper Sulfide Mining in our region met to canoe the Kawishiwi River, recently listed by American Rivers as one of the top 10 most endangered rivers in the U.S. Later in the day the canoeists and other concerned citizens met at the Sustainable Ely Headquarters […]

Even IF

There are many serious and legitimate reasons why environmentalists, resort owners, and local residents are worried about the prospect of multiple copper/nickel mines here. I can’t understand why our elected representatives for the most part just give lip service to our concerns while working to expedite a hasty permitting process.

But, EVEN IF […]

Good Example of Bad Results from Exposed Sulfur Containing Rock

Vermilion Community College (VCC) in Ely, MN offers an excellent example of the bad results from water runoff of exposed rocks containing sulfur. A very thin band of exposed sulfur containing rock in the Greenstone outcropping in the VCC courtyard has produced a dead zone “downstream.” As you approach the massive Greenstone outcropping from the […]

PolyMet pollution could ruin Indian culture, tourism

It is shameful elected state and federal legislative members seem to be in collusion with PolyMet to create 360 polluting mining jobs. PolyMet’s proposed mining activity definitely endangers Chippewa Indian spiritual culture and wild rice.

Sixty years ago, a scientist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources showed that if there are more than 10 […]

PolyMet should not be the only pollution concern

PolyMet should not be the only pollution concern PolyMet is the first company to present an environmental impact statement to mine low-grade, sulfide-containing mineral ores.

PolyMet is the first company to present an environmental impact statement to mine low-grade, sulfide-containing mineral ores. PolyMet has stated it would do what’s necessary to comply with the existing […]