Resources and Information

What are the risks…

Learn more about the risks sulfide mining poses to Minnesota’s clean water and healthy environment, taxpayers, and sustainable economy. Keep reading…

Sulfide mining in Minnesota

Several mining companies have set their sights on northeastern Minnesota.They include the PolyMet proposal, which is the furthest along of any company, and over 100 recent applications to explore for minerals on public lands, much of which is just outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Learn more…

PolyMet problems

The PolyMet DEIS describes significant environmental issues associated with this proposed mine. These issues should be resolved before this mine is permitted by the responsible state and federal agencies. The below is not intended as a definitive list of the DEIS’s deficiencies.  Read about the specific issues with the proposal…

Solutions

Minnesota has an opportunity to lead the nation by protecting the state’s clean waters and tax dollars from the risks of sulfide mining. Other states have increased protections only after they have experienced water pollution and taxpayer liability for clean-up costs. Learn more about what other states have done and what Minnesota’s options are…

Myth vs. fact

Industry proponents make a lot of claims about why this time, sulfide mining won’t pollute. We’ve heard such promises before, and have good reason to not believe them. Mining companies have a long history of failed predictions. Get the full story here…