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POLYMET

From the column: "Unlike PolyMet, NLX is a project that has brought together the trades, local businesses, transit advocates, environmental advocates, the local colleges, and others."
The recommendation came on the first day of a three-day public hearing.
A judge had previously said the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency broke no laws or procedures by asking the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency to keep comments on the permit private.
From the column: "Of course, what bit of pro-sulfide mining rhetoric would be complete without shamelessly evoking child labor?"

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From the column: "Rather than following the lead of other companies who stand to lose much more from severing their ties with Russia, Glencore issued a tepid statement condemning the war in Ukraine and saying it would review its business activities in Russia."
The union in 2019 said it learned from a whistleblower that state regulators kept the federal agency's comments and concerns out of the public record.
It's the second time the Center for Biological Diversity has filed such a lawsuit.
PolyMet is planning an open-pit mine, tailings basin and processing facility near Hoyt Lakes and Babbitt. The mine would be the first of its kind in Minnesota.
A court required the agency to provide analysis on its earlier decision after a report surfaced outlining potential growth at the proposed copper-nickel mine.
From the column: "Exposing the fine print about a potential Talon/Rio Tinto/Kennecott nickel mine in Aitkin County matters."

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The process for both Twin Metals and PolyMet should be allowed to continue, as science proves it can.
From the column: "(The PolyMet agreement) is the face of corruption: Monied interests receive special privileges and can shape public policy while others are totally blocked out."
Following orders from the Minnesota Supreme Court, the contested case hearing will examine the use of bentonite clay as a sealant for the NorthMet mining project's tailings basin.

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