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From the column: "Did this 'incomprehensible rate of advancement' that we’ve seen in virtually every aspect of our lives over the last 50 years somehow skip over the mining industry? Thankfully, it did not."
Together with Teck Resources, the venture will operate as NewRange Copper Nickel in efforts to further develop mineral holdings and bring on-line the Iron Range's first precious metals mine.
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.

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