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WaterLegacy is an award-winning nonprofit founded to protect Minnesota’s clean waters and the communities that rely on them, particularly from the threat of sulfide mining pollution in the Lake Superior and Boundary Waters watersheds.

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Stay and Reopen MPCA Permits to Prevent PolyMet Toxic Pollution

Minnesotans have until January 30 to convince Gov. Walz and Lt. Gov. Flanagan to re-open MPCA’s improper permit decisions for the PolyMet sulfide mine. Your ACTION today can defend our drinking water, wild rice, fish, and public health and hold our State agencies accountable for failing to comply with Minnesota and federal laws.

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Sulfate & Wild Rice
Clean Water

WaterLegacy in the News

Key Democrat wants answers from EPA on Minnesota mine plan, The Washington Post, January 17, 2019

“U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum wants to know why the federal Environmental Protection Agency opted against filing formal comments with Minnesota regulators when the state was considering whether to issue a key water pollution permit for the PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, and she is questioning whether the agency is hiding information.”

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