Tag: Sulfide Mine

Federal Agencies Question Back Forty Sulfide Mine Permit

Posted on March 14, 2018 by

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corps of Engineers, and the Fish and Wildlife Service sent a joint letter to the state of Michigan identifying key deficiencies in the wetlands permit submitted by Aquila Resources for the proposed Back Forty mine. The proposed sulfide mine would be located on the Michigan side of the Upper […]

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Wisconsin Considers Repeal of Popular “Prove It First” Mining Law

Posted on September 13, 2017 by

Open-pit sulfide mines expose sensitive sulfide rock formations that release devastating and long-lasting pollution when mixed with water. Wisconsinites—tell your legislators to vote no on repealing “Prove It First.” Wisconsin State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) introduced a bill that would effectively rescind the state’s “Prove It First” law.  This landmark legislation requires mining corporations to […]

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Congressional Bill Would Fast-Track Land Swap for Minnesota’s PolyMet Mine

Posted on July 26, 2017 by

This blog post draws from information gathered by the Minnesota Environmental Partnership. Check out their website for more information on mining in Minnesota. On Friday, July 14th, the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Federal Lands heard testimony for HR 3115—a bill that fast-tracks a land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and PolyMet […]

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