PolyMet's Revised Open Pit Copper-Sulfide Mine Plan (SDEIS) Released
Sign the prepared comment letter HERE.
SPEAK OUT NOW TO PROTECT MINNESOTA'S WATER RESOURCES.
The deadline is 4:30 pm on March 13, 2014.
On December 6, 2013, PolyMet's Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) was released by State and Federal agencies. The revised mine plan was ordered after PolyMet's first mine plan received a failing grade from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in February of 2010.
WaterLegacy is reading all of PolyMet's new mine plan documents. Prior drafts and technical reports we’ve seen indicate that PolyMet's copper-sulfide mine would likely violate the Clean Water Act by polluting municipal drinking water and wetlands and tributaries to the St. Louis River. We are also concerned that there is no way to pay for a minimum of 500 years of water treatment required by the plan.
Please stay tuned. We'll post updates, analysis, and opportunities to speak out as we go over the massive 2,169-page document.
SPEAK OUT: Comment NOW on PolyMet's Sulfide Mining Plan ... Choose your topic, see talking points, and send your comment letter directly to the deciding agencies on the PolyMet mine plan. More information ...
LEARN MORE: Read PolyMet's Revised Mine Plan (SDEIS) ... Access the entire SDEIS and supporting references all in one place.
Cumulative Effects Assessment Needed to Protect Lake Superior Basin
With the onslaught of sulfide mining proposals in the Lake Superior Basin, 59 conservation, business, faith-based and tribal groups in Minnesota, Wisconsin & Michigan have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prepare a cumulative effects assessment of negative impacts of mining on clean air, fresh water, mercury contamination and public health across the Lake Superior Basin. Read more ...
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