Revealing interview with EPA about PolyMet

Craig Stellmacher at the UpTake.org has provided a unique and in-depth interview with Ken Westlake of the Environmental Protection Agency about the agency’s comments on the PolyMet proposal and the failing grade the EPA gave the draft environmental impact statement.

In a 40-minute phone conversation, Stellmacher asked the right questions about the specifics of the agency’s concerns. As Stellmacher says, the EPA seemed to be the “missing witness” at the recent hearings in the Minnesota House and Legislature. This interview is the kind of testimony that we might have heard if they’d been there:

“The most compelling issue from our point of view, is the admission in the Draft EIS that this project will violate state and tribal water quality standards.”

Listen to the interview below, read the article and transcript here.