Feedback needed on PolyMet planA Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement, or SDEIS, for PolyMet’s proposed copper-nickel mine in Northeastern Minnesota is under public review and scrutiny.
A Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement, or SDEIS, for PolyMet’s proposed copper-nickel mine in Northeastern Minnesota is under public review and scrutiny.
The 2,000-page-plus statement (with a far more manageable 58-page executive summary) is posted at dnr.state.mn.us/input/
environmentalreview/polymet/index.html. Also at the site are fact sheets on issues including water quality, wild rice and reclamation.
Comment at a hearing
A trio of public hearings is scheduled as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Forest Service gather feedback, both those in support and those filled with skepticism. They are:
Comment in writing
Written comments will be accepted through 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13. They can be submitted by email to NorthMetSDEIS.firstname.lastname@example.org or by snail mail to Lisa Fay, EIS Project Manager, MDNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources, Environmental Review Unit, 500 Lafayette Road, Box 25, St. Paul, MN 55155-4025. All comments are public, including from whom they came.