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MINING

From the column: "The Superior National Forest is a working forest, and its forest plan explicitly includes mining as a desired condition. The proposed Twin Metals mine is outside of both the wilderness area and the Mining Protection Area set up in the 1978 BWCA Act. It’s in an industrial region with existing and former mine pits, logging roads, quarries and more."
From the column: "Even with the best of designs and best efforts, spills and leaks happen. Mining occurs in the natural environment, not in a controlled factory."
A descendant of the "Seven Iron Men" who ushered the iron ore industry into Minnesota, Merritt devoted his life to defending the environment, especially Lake Superior.
During a Friday, May 6, visit to St. Paul, Haaland said she couldn’t disclose if her agency would allow the proposed mine to move forward after the Interior canceled two mineral leases for Twin Metals, the company that wants to develop the mine. The secretary of the interior wasin Minnesota to announce nearly $9 million in federal funding for urban parks in the state.

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From the column: "Of course, what bit of pro-sulfide mining rhetoric would be complete without shamelessly evoking child labor?"
From the column: "The Biden administration’s current proposed revocations of mineral mining leases for the Twin Metals Minnesota mine, the 20-year withdrawal of lands in Northeastern Minnesota from mining, and the refusal to grant a permit to the Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona hurt our ability to increase domestic mining."

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From the column: "If the president is serious about reshoring American manufacturing — and providing the supply chains his climate ambitions need while shoring up U.S. energy security — the Defense Production Act is exactly the tool he needs."
From the column: "It was not Stauber but the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service which caused mining supporters to look like fools during a sham public-comment period to determine whether to implement a 20-year ban on mining."
I worry about acid mine drainage into our streams, rivers, and wetlands.

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