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Sulfide Mining Leases Threaten Huge Areas of Northern Minnesota

This summer, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has put 103,000 acres of land on the auction block! You can read more on the DNR website

Why should you be concerned?

  • State mineral leasing would give mining companies the power to condemn privately owned lands, whether or not the owners want to sell to mining companies.

  • Drilling for copper, nickel and other metals can contaminate groundwater, pollute surface waters, damage wetlands, and disrupt resort businesses and communities with excessive noise.

  • Mineral leasing would open up huge areas of the Cloquet and St. Louis Rivers and the Lake Superior, Boundary Waters, and Mississippi River watersheds to potential sulfide mining.

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