Boundary Waters (BWCA) Sulfide Mining

2021-5-26  The sheer amount of water in northern Minnesota makes the Boundary Waters and Lake Superior particularly vulnerable to the dangers of copper-sulfide mining. The clean water and seemingly endless waterways that make so many people treasure this

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Polymet Mining In The Boundary Waters (BWCA)

2021-5-27  Threatening Lake Superior and thousands of people who live downstream, the PolyMet copper-sulfide mine is a snowplow that would clear the way for future copper-sulfide mining near the Boundary Waters and in Minnesota.

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Friends of the Boundary Waters (BWCA)

2021-5-24  The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a national treasure, a wonderland of lakes and clean water. Each year, people discover something magical here, something more valuable than anything in a store or on a screen. Since 1976, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness has been the voice for clean water, wilderness, and people.

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Twin Metals' threat to the Boundary Waters — Friends

Sulfide mining had never been done in Minnesota and the prospect of opening one of these toxic mines in a water-rich environment, less than a mile from the Boundary Waters, was alarming. The BWCA faced an existential threat, and the fight against sulfide mining grew into one of the most intense environmental fights in Minnesota’s history.

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Prove It First - Friends of the Boundary Waters (BWCA)

2021-5-26  Boundary Waters Lake Superior. Copper-sulfide mining is the greatest threat to Minnesota’s clean water in decades. Before a copper-sulfide mine in Minnesota could be permitted, the Prove It First Law would require independent scientific proof that a copper-sulfide mine has operated elsewhere in the United States for at least ten years ...

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Sulfide Mining and Human Health - Save the Boundary

2019-12-11  sulfide mining proposals. In addition, Minnesota physicians need to understand the potential adverse mental and physical health effects of sulfide mining on mine workers and residents of communities near mining operations. T he Duluth Complex is a geological formation that contains deposits of copper, nickel and palladium group metals.

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Defending the Boundary Waters from sulfide mine

2021-5-21  Defending the Boundary Waters from sulfide mine pollution ... and eventually sprang to life as Twin Metals Minnesota. In 2010, Canadian junior mining company Duluth Metals announced a joint venture with Chilean mining giant Antofagasta. ... Challenges to a third extension of the 1966 leases brought by the Friends of the Boundary Waters ...

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Save the Boundary Waters Environment Minnesota

2021-5-27  Mining companies are pushing to conduct a toxic new form of mining, called sulfide mining, right next to the Boundary Waters. Runoff from sulfide mining can create toxic sulfuric acid and cause mercury contamination—both of which could flow into the Boundary Waters and pollute this precious area. We need President Obama to make sure we don't risk this natural treasure by allowing

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A pristine American backcountry faces down an ...

2020-9-2  This January, Minnesota Rep. Betty McCollum introduced H.R. 5598, which aims to permanently protect 234,328 acres within the Boundary Waters watershed from copper mining.

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A proposed mine threatens Minnesota's Boundary

2020-10-5  President Trump has worked aggressively to dismantle the environmental legacy of his predecessor Barack Obama since taking office in 2017. The latest example is a mining project that could affect the most heavily visited wilderness area in the United States: the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which stretches over a million acres in the Superior National Forest in remote northern Minnesota.

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Sulfide Mining Overview - Save Our Sky Blue Waters

2010-1-5  Sulfide Mining Overview Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness By CHRISTINE PAULU College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana EMILY BABCOCK William Mitchell College of Law, Minnesota Introduction Despite covering only 0.02 percent of the U.S. land area, metal mining operations result in

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Friends Of The Boundary Waters Wilderness GiveMN

Sulfide mining is an existential danger to the Boundary Waters and we are on the front lines in the fight against this highly toxic industry. No Boundaries to the Boundary Waters. As public lands, the Boundary Waters is open to everyone to use and enjoy. There should be no barriers to those who wish to experience the best of the north woods.

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Sulfide Mining Near the Boundary Waters by Booth M ...

2016-11-6  Sulfide Mining Near the Boundary Waters . Sulfide mining turns nearby water acidic and kills wildlife by creating sulfuric acid. ... My name is Booth McGowan, and I am a sophomore from Minnesota. Minnesota is a wonderful state with numerous natural wonders and peaceful places. One of our most famous is the Boundary Waters, 1,090,000 acres of ...

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Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, 2550

2021-3-22  From the column: "Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness along with other organizations and several dozen legislators are advancing a prove-it-first bill in the Minnesota Legislature. 02/12/2021 "The yearly emissions from these mines would be equivalent to adding as many as 372,000 passenger vehicles to the road, or the emissions produced by ...

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Sulfide Mining Near the Boundary Waters

Mining inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is not allowed. However, several mining companies would like to build mines very close to the wilderness. This type of mining is called sulfide mining, or strategic metals mining. One of the proposed mines, called Twin Metals, would be about 3 miles from the wilderness border. It is in the ...

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Save the Boundary Waters

2021-5-28  The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is threatened by sulfide-ore copper mining. The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters is leading the effort to ensure permanent protection for the Boundary Waters Wilderness, America's most visited Wilderness and Minnesota 's crown jewel, from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining. TAKE ACTION NOW

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Defending the Boundary Waters from sulfide mine

2021-5-21  The 1966 leases are the subject of a number of legal challenges brought by the Campaign to Save the Boundary Water and the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, and these suits are pending in federal court. MCEA is currently evaluating the

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A proposed mine threatens Minnesota's Boundary

2020-10-5  The Boundary Waters first received protection as a roadless wilderness area in 1926 at the recommendation of the Forest Service’s first landscape architect, Arthur Carhart. “There is one ...

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Protect the Boundary Waters Environment Minnesota

2020-10-14  According to a 2020 poll conducted by Anzalone Liszt Grove, nearly 70% of registered voters in Minnesota want permanent protections from sulfide-ore copper mining for the Boundary Waters. This wild and special place deserves permanent protection from short term extractive interests that will ravage the land and pollute the water for the profit ...

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BWCA

The 2020 elections are the most important of our lifetime and will determine the future of the Boundary Waters. From Washington, D.C. to Saint Paul, Minnesota, Chilean-based Antofagasta and Swiss-based Glencore have taken control of our political process with the goal of opening the dangerous Twin Metals and PolyMet copper-sulfide mines at the edge of the Boundary Waters.

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Sulfide Mining Overview - Save Our Sky Blue Waters

2010-1-5  Sulfide Mining Overview Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness By CHRISTINE PAULU College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana EMILY BABCOCK William Mitchell College of Law, Minnesota Introduction Despite covering only 0.02 percent of the U.S. land area, metal mining operations result in

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Friends Of The Boundary Waters Wilderness GiveMN

Sulfide mining is an existential danger to the Boundary Waters and we are on the front lines in the fight against this highly toxic industry. No Boundaries to the Boundary Waters. As public lands, the Boundary Waters is open to everyone to use and enjoy. There should be no barriers to those who wish to experience the best of the north woods.

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Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, 2550

2021-3-22  From the column: "Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness along with other organizations and several dozen legislators are advancing a prove-it-first bill in the Minnesota Legislature. 02/12/2021 "The yearly emissions from these mines would be equivalent to adding as many as 372,000 passenger vehicles to the road, or the emissions produced by ...

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Sulfide Mining Near the Boundary Waters by Booth M ...

2016-11-6  Sulfide Mining Near the Boundary Waters . Sulfide mining turns nearby water acidic and kills wildlife by creating sulfuric acid. ... My name is Booth McGowan, and I am a sophomore from Minnesota. Minnesota is a wonderful state with numerous natural wonders and peaceful places. One of our most famous is the Boundary Waters, 1,090,000 acres of ...

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Sulfide mines in Minnesota would threaten Lake

Dave and Amy Freeman are paddling in a canoe from Ely, Minnesota to Washington, DC to present a canoe signed by opponents of sulfide mining to the White House. Ottawa-area activists will be joining them today as they paddle the Ottawa River. Further reading Sulfide Mining in Minnesota/ Mining Truth Sulfide Mining/ Friends of Boundary Waters ...

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Sulfide Mining Near the Boundary Waters

Mining inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is not allowed. However, several mining companies would like to build mines very close to the wilderness. This type of mining is called sulfide mining, or strategic metals mining. One of the proposed mines, called Twin Metals, would be about 3 miles from the wilderness border. It is in the ...

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Mining near the Border Waters Canoe Area

2019-3-24  Now, the Boundary Waters are at risk of contamination from the acidic sulfide mining process. The waste produced by sulfide mining creates sulfuric acid when exposed to air and water [8] . This acid releases heavy metals and chemicals from the mined rocks, which will seep into the surrounding soil and waterways [9] .

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Save Our Sky Blue Waters

2015-4-25  Sulfide Mining District planned for Minnesota's Arrowhead Region The First: PolyMet's NorthMet proposal. PolyMet proposes to mine a sulfide ore body on U.S. Forest Service land south of Ely. This would be the first sulfide ore mine to be permitted in the state of Minnesota. However, additional proposals for sulfide mines will soon follow.

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Protect the Boundary Waters Environment Minnesota

2020-10-14  According to a 2020 poll conducted by Anzalone Liszt Grove, nearly 70% of registered voters in Minnesota want permanent protections from sulfide-ore copper mining for the Boundary Waters. This wild and special place deserves permanent protection from short term extractive interests that will ravage the land and pollute the water for the profit ...

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Study of copper-nickel mining's effect on Boundary

2019-12-17  “This confirms the copper-sulfide mining industry, and their allies in the Trump administration and Congress, have a decidedly anti-science agenda," Chris Knopf, executive director of Friends

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Sulfide Mining Near the Boundary Waters by Booth M ...

2016-11-6  Sulfide Mining Near the Boundary Waters . Sulfide mining turns nearby water acidic and kills wildlife by creating sulfuric acid. ... My name is Booth McGowan, and I am a sophomore from Minnesota. Minnesota is a wonderful state with numerous natural wonders and peaceful places. One of our most famous is the Boundary Waters, 1,090,000 acres of ...

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Sulfide Mining Near the Boundary Waters

Mining inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is not allowed. However, several mining companies would like to build mines very close to the wilderness. This type of mining is called sulfide mining, or strategic metals mining. One of the proposed mines, called Twin Metals, would be about 3 miles from the wilderness border. It is in the ...

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Sulfide mines in Minnesota would threaten Lake

Dave and Amy Freeman are paddling in a canoe from Ely, Minnesota to Washington, DC to present a canoe signed by opponents of sulfide mining to the White House. Ottawa-area activists will be joining them today as they paddle the Ottawa River. Further reading Sulfide Mining in Minnesota/ Mining Truth Sulfide Mining/ Friends of Boundary Waters ...

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Sulfide Mining on the Edge of the BWCAW Ely

Border Lakes Outfitting and Jason Zabokrtsky teamed with the Friends of the Boundary Waters recently to raise awareness for the potential environmental impacts of proposed sulfide mining operations on the edge of the Boundary Waters. Jason guided the group of environmental advocates and media representatives, including Stephanie Hemphill of Minnesota Public Radio and John Myers

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Mining near the Border Waters Canoe Area

2019-3-24  Now, the Boundary Waters are at risk of contamination from the acidic sulfide mining process. The waste produced by sulfide mining creates sulfuric acid when exposed to air and water [8] . This acid releases heavy metals and chemicals from the mined rocks, which will seep into the surrounding soil and waterways [9] .

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Lawsuit Aims to Prevent Mining Pollution near

2018-6-25  Today, The Wilderness Society, Center for Biological Diversity, and the Izaak Walton League of America, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Washington, D.C., to prevent sulfide-ore mining at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota.

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Sulfide Mining In or Near the BWCA « Ely Minnesota

The BWCA is facing a major turning point in its history and needs level heads and calm minds to determine the proper way to proceed. We are faced with the contentious issue of non-ferrous sulfide mining in or near the lakes and streams of the BWCA.

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Mining for Answers in the Boundary Waters

2019-12-2  Editor’s note: In publishing this article, the Co-op Journal aims to educate readers about the ongoing dialogue around Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Since 2017, REI has advocated for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness by joining the Boundary Water Business Coalition and by donating $18,500 to local nonprofit entities including Friends of the Boundary Waters ...

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New mining opportunities in northern ... - Mining

Mining opponents, like Betsy Daub with the group Friends of the Boundary Waters, worry about sulfide mining's track record in western states. "What we haven't yet seen is the mining companies – the industry – be able to hold up some shining star examples of sulfide mining where we haven't seen really horrifying pollution problems," Daub said.

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In Northern Minnesota, Two Economies Square Off:

2017-10-12  Boundary Waters activists argue that the very presence of mining — its disruption of this area’s natural character, not to mention the specter of pollution — could hamper the region’s ...

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