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Saving The Boundary Waters Friends of the Boundary

Friends is part of a team of organizations that has pushed for stronger, science-based limits on the coal pollution that causes haze in the BWCAW and Minnesota’s National Park. In public

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Sulfide-ore Mining and Human Health in Minnesota Save the

10.03.2022 For many years, Minnesotans have been reading headlines regarding the prospecting, permitting and potential for sulfide-ore copper nickel (sulfide-ore) hardrock

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Twin Metals Mining near the Boundary Waters (BWCA)

11.10.2022 In June 2022, the US Forest Service released the results of a two-year study into the effects of sulfide mining on the Boundary Waters. Based on the results of the study, the Forest Service is moving to recommend

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Sulfide Mining Near the Boundary Waters

Mining inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is not allowed. However, several mining companies would like to build mines very close to the wilderness. This type of mining

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Polymet Mining In The Boundary Waters (BWCA) friends

11.10.2022 PolyMet’s proposed copper-sulfide mine is approximately 12 miles south of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. This toxic mine would produce millions of tons of waste rock, loaded with acid mine drainage

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Defending the Boundary Waters from sulfide mine pollution

But as long as companies see the possibility of exploiting these mineral deposits for profit, regardless of the risks to Minnesota’s rare and beloved wilderness, the threat of mining

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Fall in love with the BWCA Friends of the Boundary Waters

24.10.2022 Two proposed copper-sulfide mines — PolyMet and Twin Metals — risk contaminating some of the cleanest water on earth and permanently polluting the BWCA. If

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Save the Boundary Waters Protect the Boundary Waters

what is the boundary waters? Proposed sulfide-ore copper mining threatens these waters and forests. A copper mine in the Boundary Waters watershed will pollute the Wilderness for

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Mining the Boundary Waters Boundary Waters Blog

04.08.2010 Sue Prom Posted on August 4, 2010 Posted in News. According to the Friends of the Boundary Waters, "Sulfide mining has decimated water supplies, killed fish, destroyed

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Sulfide-ore Mining and Human Health in Minnesota Save the Boundary Waters

10.03.2022 For many years, Minnesotans have been reading headlines regarding the prospecting, permitting and potential for sulfide-ore copper nickel (sulfide-ore) hardrock mining in Minnesota. Although the debate is not a new one, the landscape surrounding decisions regarding this type of mining within Minnesota’s borders is dynamic and constantly changing.

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Sulfide Ore Mining in the Boundary Waters ArcGIS StoryMaps

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is a National Park located in northeastern Minnesota. The park consists of over 1.1 million acres of unpolluted lakes and forests and holds 20% of all freshwater in the National Forest System. The Boundary Waters is proud to be America's most visited wilderness, reporting over 150,000 visitors every year.

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Sulfide Mining Minnesota Center for

Minnesota hasn't yet addressed this failure in its laws. PolyMet would be the first ever sulfide mine in Minnesota, and allowing it would cause irreversible damage. MCEA is absolutely essential in the fight to protect our communities.

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Prove It First Law Protection For The Boundary

Copper-sulfide mining is the greatest threat to Minnesota’s clean water in decades. Before a copper-sulfide mine in Minnesota could be permitted, the Prove It First Law would require independent scientific proof that a copper

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Sulfide Mining Near the Boundary Waters by Booth M. Letters

06.11.2016 Friends of the Boundary Waters give the ugly example of the Brohm Mine, in South Dakota. Mining companies claimed the mine would not create acid mine drainage because the ore they were mining was only 1% sulfide. It did. Awfully. A nearby stream turned acidic.

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Sulfide Mining Near the Boundary Waters

Mining inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is not allowed. However, several mining companies would like to build mines very close to the wilderness. This type of mining is called sulfide mining, or strategic metals mining. One of the proposed mines, called Twin Metals, would be about 3 miles from the wilderness border.

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Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness: Taking a

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, Positioned Mining Truth as an objective, trusted resource on sulfide mining in Minnesota. Recruited a balanced mix of

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Lawsuit Targets Toxic Copper Mine Threatening

06.05.2020 “Putting a copper sulfide mine upstream from the Boundary Waters is a horrifying proposal that’s already been rejected by the Forest Service,” said Marc Fink, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological

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Sulfide Mining on the Edge of the BWCAW Blogger

23.06.2010 Ely, Minn. — Six mining companies are doing exploration work that could lead to mines near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and that's got a lot of people concerned. The companies are drilling deep holes,

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A pristine American backcountry faces down an

02.09.2020 posed a large sulfide-ore copper mine in the area. Although the mines are not directly in the wilderness area, they will almost certainly seep hazardous runoff north from the mine into the...

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Sulfide Ore Mining in the Boundary Waters ArcGIS StoryMaps

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is a National Park located in northeastern Minnesota. The park consists of over 1.1 million acres of unpolluted lakes and forests and holds 20% of all freshwater in the National Forest System. The Boundary Waters is proud to be America's most visited wilderness, reporting over 150,000 visitors every year.

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Sulfide Mining Near the Boundary Waters by Booth M. Letters

06.11.2016 Friends of the Boundary Waters give the ugly example of the Brohm Mine, in South Dakota. Mining companies claimed the mine would not create acid mine drainage because the ore they were mining was only 1% sulfide. It did. Awfully. A nearby stream turned acidic.

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Is Sulfide Mining Right for Minnesota? A

24.05.2012 Sulfide mining isn’t your grandfather’s iron mining. This type of mining produces metals like copper, nickel and gold, but its byproducts include sulfuric acid and toxic contaminants....

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Minnesota's Rules Won't Protect the Boundary Waters

24.06.2020 The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says that changes to Section 401 regulations of the Clean Water Act kneecap its ability to protect the Boundary Waters from a sulfide-ore copper mine in the Rainy River-Headwaters. State agencies have authority to make rules as prescribed in laws passed by the Minnesota legislature.

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Terrestrial ecosystem impacts of sulfide mining [email protected]

Scoping of potential impacts of Cu-Ni exploration and mining in sulfide ores are presented for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), Minnesota USA, an area of mostly boreal forest on thin soils and granitic bedrock.

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What is the threat? Save the Boundary Waters

Sulfide-ore copper mining threatens the Boundary Waters. America’s most visited Wilderness area is threatened by sulfide-ore copper mining. This toxic type of mining has never been done in Minnesota, and is considered to be America’s most toxic industry. Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

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The Uncertain Future of the Boundary Waters Outside Online

20.05.2019 At 1.1 million acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is one of the largest and most popular backcountry destinations in the U.S. and a longtime proving ground for adventurers. But...

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Lawsuit Targets Toxic Copper Mine Threatening

06.05.2020 “Putting a copper sulfide mine upstream from the Boundary Waters is a horrifying proposal that’s already been rejected by the Forest Service,” said Marc Fink, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological

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A pristine American backcountry faces down an

02.09.2020 posed a large sulfide-ore copper mine in the area. Although the mines are not directly in the wilderness area, they will almost certainly seep hazardous runoff north from the mine into the...

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Forest Service analysis of Boundary Waters mining will proceed

13.06.2022 The U.S. Forest Service, which has steadfastly rejected sulfide-ore copper mining on federal lands in the headwaters of the Boundary Waters since 2016, is preparing an environmental...

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