The state's second copper-nickel mining proposal has generated huge debate over environmental risk.

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  • Minnesota to feds: We'll do our own environmental review of Twin Metals
    Pushing back against the Trump administration, state regulators announced Friday that Minnesota will conduct its own, independent environmental review of the fiercely contested Twin Metals ...
    11/24/2019 - 9:12 pm | View Link
  • Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials
    Walz to end secrecy over Twin Metals mine State is not powerless as feds keep ... mining projects in Minnesota don’t move forward unless there is a rigorous environmental review and permitting process ...
    08/25/2019 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Feds Pave Way for Mining in Minnesota Wilderness
    In 2016, at the direction of the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service withdrew approximately 234,000 acres of land from mineral leasing and exploration until it ...
    09/6/2018 - 10:28 pm | View Link
  • Minnesota licenses likely to be accepted at airports into 2020, feds assure local officials
    Dems criticize link to lobbyists. Minnesota DNR plans its own environmental review on proposed Twin Metals mine Eventually, legislation was crafted that allows Minnesotans to continue getting the ...
    05/7/2018 - 6:39 am | View Link
  • Lesser Review Planned for Land Wanted for Minnesota Mine
    That meant the BLM and Forest Service had to reconsider Twin Metals' renewal application. RELATED: Feds Keep Proposed Minnesota Copper Mine Plan Alive Gov. Mark Dayton, who opposes the mine, sharply ...
    01/26/2018 - 12:48 pm | View Link
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  • Twin Metals Minnesota Statement on Action by U.S ...
    ST. PAUL, Minn., [December 20, 2018] – Twin Metals Minnesota issued the following statement in response to today’s action by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to formally seek public comment on its environmental review for two federal mineral leases held by the company in Northeast Minnesota.
    12/2/2019 - 1:30 am | View Website
  • Environmental Review Program | Minnesota Environmental ...
    The Environmental Quality Board (EQB) oversees the environmental review program for the state of Minnesota. The EQB's environmental review duties are directed by Minnesota Statutes 116D.04.Environmental review is conducted by a Responsible Governmental Unit (RGU) such as a county, city or state agency.
    11/30/2019 - 6:07 pm | View Website
  • Environmental Review Program
    The Environmental Review (ER) unit within the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) includes management, coordination and completion of the Department's statewide environmental review responsibilities. Natural Heritage Information System (NHIS) reviews for identification of known rare ...
    11/30/2019 - 5:39 pm | View Website
  • Minnesota DNR to conduct independent environmental review ...
    Minnesota DNR to conduct independent environmental review on Twin Metals - KBJR 6 Twin Metals has proposed constructing an underground copper nickle mine about nine miles southeast of Ely. Twin Metals has proposed constructing an underground copper nickle mine about nine miles southeast of Ely.
    11/30/2019 - 9:18 am | View Website
  • Feds give Twin Metals new lease on copper-nickel mining ...
    Environmental groups fear that potential water pollution from Twin Metals and any subsequent mines in the watershed could end up contaminating the Boundary Waters. The Obama administration proposed a ban on all new mining projects within the watershed for 20 years, and launched an environmental review of that proposal.
    11/28/2019 - 3:54 pm | View Website
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