Are you cynical about Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) rule change proposals? Now, just as climate change and mining pollution threatens these special waters, MPCA wants to stop listing “trout waters” and require new proof to keep these waters on the list “cold water habitats.” What can you do? 1) Ask for a hearing on MPCA’s proposed rules; 2) Send a comment asking MPCA to protect clean water, trout and accountability to the public.
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Glencore, the multinational corporate bad actor, recently purchased more than 70 percent of PolyMet shares and is now the majority owner of the PolyMet Mining Corp., the Canadian shell corporation that would operate Minnesota’s first copper-nickel sulfide mine. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources completely failed to scrutinize Glencore in approving permits for PolyMet’s sulfide mine. Please join us in asking that Minnesota Attorney General Ellison to investigate the troubling “strategic partnership” between PolyMet and Glencore.Take Action!
This week’s Vale corporation mine tailings dam disaster in Brazil is another example of the terrible danger posed by the failure of mine tailings waste dams. So far, 65 people are reported dead in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and hundreds more are still missing.
This fall, Minnesota’s DNR approved PolyMet’s permit for a 252-foot tall earthen dam to contain its copper-nickel tailings. Ask Governor Walz and new DNR Commissioner Strommen to suspend PolyMet dam permits and examine safer tailings waste alternatives.Take Action!
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Help WaterLegacy protect the Lake Superior watershed and the Boundary Waters from mining pollution. Join the effort to ensure clean, plentiful water for generations to come.
Your financial support will allow WaterLegacy to prepare technical and legal analysis, organize citizens to participate in hearings, and, if necessary, litigate to prevent sulfide mining pollution that would destroy our water resources.