After four years and $22 million, PolyMet Mining’s proposed copper mine in northeastern Minnesota cleared a major hurdle when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave plans for the controversial project a passing grade.
Updated: March 13, 2014, - 09:52 PM
Next week, in a decision with far-reaching implications for the state’s mining industry and the preservation of its most famous plant, state pollution officials are expected to announce their recommendation for a “sulfate standard” — how much mineral salt Minnesota industries can discharge into the clear, calm waters across the state where wild rice likes to grow.
Updated: February 26, 2014, - 10:23 AM
State says his bears are a risk to humans around Ely.
Updated: February 24, 2014, - 07:59 PM
Among Minnesotans who have an opinion on the issue, the largest group supports approval for a controversial copper mine proposed...
Updated: February 21, 2014, - 06:06 AM
Wind turbines won't sprout near Red Wing for at least a year, state regulators decide.
Updated: February 18, 2014, - 10:36 PM
Both developments are likely to only confound a precedent-setting decision that faces the National Park Service
Updated: February 15, 2014, - 09:45 PM
Researchers continue to study environmental threats to the northern Minnesota animals.
Updated: February 14, 2014, - 09:31 PM
Foes are leery of the long-term environmental costs of PolyMet mine; regulators say state laws would protect taxpayers.
Updated: February 12, 2014, - 12:14 PM
Minnesota is trying to set the size of PolyMet’s financial guarantee in case water pollution, environmental calamities or mining company bankruptcies occur decades, even centuries, after a proposed mine opens.
Updated: February 09, 2014, - 07:54 PM