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Disastrous Mine has Regional Implications – We Need Your Help!

Posted on December 1, 2015 by

Have you heard about the PolyMet copper mine proposed in Minnesota? There is a Final Environmental Impact Statement out for review and the impacts of this mine would be disastrous. We’re concerned not only about what could happen there, but the terrible precedents that could be set for future mine proposals in the rest of the Great Lakes region.

We need your help!

We can help stop this disaster and terrible precedents for the rest of the Great Lakes region by showing strong support across the basin. Can you sign onto these comments?

It would be the first copper mine ever permitted in the state, and could be so toxic it’d need intensive water treatment for hundreds of years to come. The proposed site for PolyMet’s “NorthMet” mine is in the headwaters of the St. Louis River, which flows into Lake Superior. This project would permit the destruction of 900 acres of wetlands, which could be the largest permitted destruction of wetlands since the passage of the Clean Water Act. No copper mine has ever operated in an environment like Superior without polluting the waters around it. To learn more, check out Save Our Sky Blue Water’s webpage.

Can you help and sign onto the comment letter? If so, please email me your group name, name, address, and phone number by December 10th at Cheryl@freshwaterfuture.org.

I understand how busy things get and appreciate you considering lending your support.

@FreshwaterFutur

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