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

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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 […]

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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The well-poisoners – Iron Range drinking water is contaminated-The State of Minnesota knew and did nothing.

The following article is by Jennifer Martin-Romme of the Duluth based Zenith City Weekly

Eight drinking wells in northern St. Louis County were found to contain levels of manganese in excess of up to 47 times the state health limit, according to a January 2009 memo from Barr Engineering, a Minneapolis–based environmental consulting company, to […]

ALERT!!! Tell the MPCA Today!

Tell the MPCA, the agency charged with regulating mining pollution to do its job and require mining companies to obey pollution laws.

Deadline for responding: Please take a few minutes to comment on the Keetac water-quality permits by August 19, 2011.

ACTIVIST MESSAGE

Tell MPCA Commissioner Aasen and Governor Dayton to Enforce our Clean […]