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MINNTAC

It's the latest in a series of court decisions that environmental groups consider a win.
The Minnesota Supreme Court's decision reverses a lower court's 2019 decision.
The requests come after reports that the operations were running out of iron ore.
The company bought into the flex mill in fall 2019.

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Lourenco Goncalves, president and CEO of Cleveland-Cliffs, threatened to close Hibtac if state continues to give Mesabi Metallics leases instead of Cliffs.
The Court of Appeals said drinking-water standards don't apply to groundwater, but regulators disagree.
United Taconite has two positive cases while Minntac and Minorca each have one.
Idled lines at U.S. Steel's Mountain Iron processing plant will restart in late July and the mining operations will restart in late August.
U.S. Steel, Algoma Steel sign four-year purchase agreement for Minntac pellets.
U.S. Steel mine is fourth of six on Iron Range to reduce workforce.

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Once complete, the 25% stake in the Mountain Iron mine and pellet plant will cost Stelco $600 million.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency warned that the Court of Appeals decision "significantly departed from accepted and usual rules of regulatory interpretation" and called 81 active permits into question.
The MPCA, WaterLegacy and the Fond du Lac Band say the Court of Appeals erred by concluding drinking water standards do not apply to groundwater and, therefore, MPCA can not issue permits with conditions setting groundwater as that class of drinking water.

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