June 2017

On June 29, 2017, WaterLegacy called upon the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies to require a supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) due to new information and changes in the PolyMet sulfide mine design.

“In its applications for state permits, PolyMet has given the citizens of Minnesota a classic bait-and-switch,” explained WaterLegacy Advocacy Director and Counsel Paula Maccabee. “In order to reduce its own upfront capital costs, PolyMet has proposed to do away with technology to reduce the risk of catastrophic tailings dam failure and eliminate the mine site wastewater treatment facility that was a central part of its plan to prevent long-term toxic pollution at the mine site. These changes increase the threat of harm to Minnesota waters and citizens, and require detailed and independent study under federal law.”

READ WaterLegacy’s Media Release here.

As Maccabee stated in a recent Associated Press article: "The project keeps changing and these are not changes for the better."

READ the complete AP article in the Star Tribune.

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