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Minnesotans have the ability, the opportunity and the responsibility to tell our legislators and our governor to support jobs and businesses that are compatible with our waters.

Carla Arneson wrote the following article after visiting the site pictured at the left with a few other concerned and outraged (this is for Gov. Dayton and his group who ask “where is the outrage?,” they don’t seem to be able to act on the facts) citizens. Here is a link to the video made […]

Would you Please Sprinkle a Little Sulfate on my Wild Rice Hot Dish Tommy?

By Mike Hillman A friend of mine told me a few weeks ago that State Representative Tom Rukavina wanted to increase by five times the legal limit we allow for sulfates in our discharge water. “Why would he want to do that,” I asked. “The current standards are too high for the mining companies to […]

Steamlining Pollution in Minnesota by Elanne Palcich

STREAMLINING POLLUTION

Editorial Comment: This is in our opinion one of the very best summaries of the state of the development of Cu/Ni Hazardous Chemical Processing/Mining written to-date. If you have any concern for the health of the citizens of Minnesota and the state itself, you should take a few minutes to familiarize yourself […]

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 […]

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’s Iron Range. PolyMet Mining Co. plans to utilize two of the sites in order to dispose of wastes from its proposed metallic-sulfide NorthMet […]