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Reader's View: Unwise to trust foreign copper mining company
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Through Readers' Eyes
April 24, 2018
Reader's View: Unwise to trust foreign copper mining company
I oppose the proposed land swap that would benefit Polymet Mining because I believe its proposed copper mine would not be a good in the long run for Northeastern Minnesota's economy. Any short-term economic gains — the permit is to be for 20 years — could be overshadowed...
12 hours 32 min ago
April 23, 2018
Reader's View: Copper mining not worth the risks
Let me see if I understand this: Two companies want to dig copper-nickel mines in northern Minnesota in environmentally pristine areas, one of which is close to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Then, after 20 years or so, they could close shop, take their profits, and leave...
April 23, 2018 - 7:54pm
April 17, 2018
Our View: Smith agrees — PolyMet land swap a great deal
Minnesota's newest U.S. senator sees it: Regardless of copper-nickel mining, the land exchange proposed between the federal government and PolyMet...
April 17, 2018 - 9:58pm
April 8, 2018
Reader's View: Minnesota deserves better than PolyMet
The proposed PolyMet mine on the Iron Range is a gargantuan problem and a worthwhile concern of many, including me. The mine potentially could contaminate water in Babbitt and Hoyt Lakes on the far northeastern edge of the Iron Range, where the processing plant is to be. Water would...
April 8, 2018 - 12:28am
In Response: VP Mondale misstepped on mining
In a commentary in the News Tribune, former Vice President Walter Mondale cited poll numbers indicating a vast majority of Minnesotans are opposed...
April 8, 2018 - 12:23am
April 6, 2018
Reader's View: PolyMet a better bet than Vikings stadium
It is now projected that it will cost $1 billion to build the PolyMet copper-nickel mine, as the News Tribune reported March 28. That was about the cost of the new stadium used by the Minnesota Vikings, a stadium that sits idle much of the time and that provides no jobs for northern...
April 6, 2018 - 6:37pm
Reader's View: PolyMet a bad deal with Glencore
The March 28 story, "PolyMet mine will cost $1 billion," spelled it out for us: PolyMet is a heist. Even if you ignore the debate on whether the mine would practice the best science and methods with regard to labor management and environmental stewardship, its corporate structure...
April 6, 2018 - 6:31pm
April 2, 2018
Reader's View: I'm with the VP: beware of copper mining
Former Vice President Walter Mondale, in his excellent opinion piece in the March 25 News Tribune, alerted us to the critical danger presented by sulfide-ore mining (National View: "Minnesotans of all politics uniting to protect BWCAW"). What Twin Metals is expected to propose doing...
April 2, 2018 - 7:06pm
March 29, 2018
Reader's View: Copper mining's 'level of risk' just too great
Sen. Tom Bakk's argument for supporting Polymet in a March 19 Opinion page piece ("Rousing Support in St. Paul for PolyMet") included that "everything in life worth doing has got some kind of risk. There's always going to be some level of risk."
March 29, 2018 - 6:07pm
March 28, 2018
Lawmaker's View: Let science, law, process dictate PolyMet permitting
Compromise can have a variety of meanings for different folks. To me, compromise represents the middle ground — and throughout the long-lasting...
March 28, 2018 - 6:27pm
PolyMet says proposed mine will cost nearly $1 billion
The proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes will cost nearly $1 billion to build if it's permitted, but will earn a hefty annual...
March 28, 2018 - 9:15am
March 26, 2018
PolyMet gets cash infusion from Glencore
PolyMet Mining. Co. has received another $80 million infusion of cash from its largest investor, Swiss-based Glencore, as the proposed Minnesota...
March 26, 2018 - 2:18pm
March 25, 2018
Reader's View: 'Special circle of hell' for PolyMet supporters
I just read News Tribune Editorial Page Editor Chuck Frederick's Opinion page piece about PolyMet ("Rousing support in St. Paul for PolyMet," March 19).
March 25, 2018 - 12:17am
March 19, 2018
Rousing support in St. Paul for PolyMet
Minnesota Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk left no doubt about his support when he suddenly pulled out a bright-blue “Go PolyMet” baseball...
March 19, 2018 - 10:23am
March 17, 2018
Reader's View: Minnesotans can mine safely
Like so many of today's sayers of doom, the March 7 letter, "End mining that pollutes," concluded that PolyMet will fail both today and into perpetuity. The letter based this on "research" fed by the anti-mining industry and its hired guns. The letter's suggested solution to meeting...
March 17, 2018 - 2:10pm