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Congressional commission in Chile blames mine owners for rockfall which trapped 33 men underground for 69 days last year

Chile Congress blames San Jose mine owners for collapse San Jose mine at night The miners spent 69 days underground after last year’s accident Continue reading the main story Related Stories

* Reflections on 2010: Chile mine rescue * Chile mine agrees to sell assets * Miners clock off 69-day shift from hell

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What Would Sig Have Done; by Mike Hillman

By Mike Hillman:

I was sitting with Bill Magie during the summer of 1973 when Congress passed the Wilderness Bill setting aside over a million acres of Northeastern Minnesota as the only area, east of the Mississippi River, large enough to claim to be a true wilderness area. Taken in combination with the Quetico Provincial […]

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 […]

Bob Tammen Comment on www.celdf.org “Giving the environment rights.”

The mail below is interesting. I looked up the website celdf.org 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.

PolyMet using state’s waters as testing ground

Are the waters of Northeastern Minnesota less precious than those of Wisconsin?

Wisconsin will not allow sulfide ore mining until it can be proven that it can be done without harming the environment. No mining company has done that.

The waters of Northeastern Minnesota could be a testing ground for PolyMet’s unproven methods. The damage […]