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2007-Franconia Minerals Appoints William C. Brice, Ex Director of MN DNR Division of Minerals, As Director of Government &Amp; Community Relations

I’m certain there is nothing illegal here, “They” wouldn’t be THAT bold. But, am I the only one that sees a MAJOR conflict of interest here. The DNR is supposed to be accomplishing the Greater Good for the people of Minnesota. We taxpayers paid for Mr. Brice’s services and educated him in the ways of […]

Cool Clear Water; by Mike Hillman

One of the things we take for granted in Northeastern Minnesota is our water. I was born in Ely 57 years ago, and have lived most of my life in Ely. I spent time away at college, and worked ten years at a taconite mine, on the Mesabi Range, but other than that, Ely has […]

“The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number”…Theodore Roosevelt…how about for Minnesota?

Theodore Roosevelt would probably have seen our struggles with the pollution from Copper Nickel Mining somewhat differently than Iron Range Politicians in Minnesota, both quotes are “spot-on”

“The ‘greatest good for the greatest number’ applies to the number within the womb of time, compared to which those now alive form but an insignificant fraction. Our […]

“Evaluate the gabbro deposits for amphibole asbestos fibers”

We received this email from William Rom, the son of Bill and Barb Rom of Ely, MN who “invented” “Canoe Country” shortly after WWII, creating Canoe Country Outfitters, a thriving wilderness outfitting business which is still active in Ely today…

“Good luck on this. The sulfur-containing residues from copper-nickel mining could best be compared to […]

Cliffs Cited for Extensive Minnesota Iron Mining Pollution

Three groups today announced their intent to file suit against Cliffs Erie, a subsidiary of Cliffs Natural Resources, for ongoing water pollution from previous taconite iron mining at three sites on Minnesota‚Äôs Iron Range. PolyMet Mining Co. plans to utilize two of the sites in order to dispose of wastes from its proposed metallic-sulfide NorthMet […]

Comments on the Blog

Thank you for your comments and encouragement. We’ve gotten so many comments of encouragement that it would block the “Posts” to post them all, when they only encourage and compliment (don’t get me wrong those are much appreciated). We will however post all content related to the topic of Copper Nickel Sulfide Mining. Also, we […]

Sulfide mining should have no place in Minnesota’s lake country

First posted on MPR News by Christopher Loch January 11, 2010

The media need to start telling the whole story about newly-proposed mining projects in Northern Minnesota. The public should know about how mines such as those proposed by the Canadian company PolyMet will affect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and other natural […]

Good News for all Minnesotans and BWCAW visitors and supporters – Cash Assurances

It was announced today that Duluth Metals, the company wanting to mine 6000 ft. below birch lake on the edge of the Boundary Waters has signed an agreement with a Chilean company called Antofagasta. This is great news for all Minnesotans and BWCAW visitors and supporters. With this announcement comes financial commitments from Antofagasta:

Proper […]

Bob Tammen Comment on “Giving the environment rights.”

The mail below is interesting. I looked up the website and it has a unique message–giving the environment rights.

It’s just that we would need some kind of a group to make this work.

“Trust Us…We will do it Right this Time.”

F.O.K. U.S.

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