Attend the PolyMet public meetings

There will be two opportunities in early December for the public to attend meetings about the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for PolyMet Mining Corp.’s proposed sulfide mine:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 9, Memorial Gymnasium, Mesabi East Schools, 601 North First Street West, Aurora, Minn. (map)
  • Thursday, Dec. 10, Schwan Center, National Sports Center, 1700 105th Avenue Northeast, Blaine, Minn. (map)

The meetings start at 7 p.m. and will be preceded by open houses beginning at 5 p.m.

Turnout  is expected to be high, and the mining industry and its allies will be there in force. If you are worried about  speak up for your values of clean water, stewardship, and wilderness. If you can’t make the event, you can submit your own comments on the project here.

For more information, check out this fact sheet about deficiencies in the PolyMET DEIS and keep an eye on this website for more information that will be useful when attending the meetings.

You can read the DEIS yourself online and at libraries and other public places around the state:

  • DNR Library, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, Minn.
  • DNR Regional Office, 1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids, Minn.
  • DNR Regional Office, 1525 Third Avenue East, Hibbing, Minn.
  • Hoyt Lakes Public Library, 206 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Hoyt Lakes, Minn.
  • Duluth Public Library, 520 West Superior Street, Duluth, Minn.
  • Minneapolis Public Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minn.