April 2017

On Friday, April 28, in federal district court, Judge Joan Ericksen heard WaterLegacy’s motion for a preliminary injunction to block the transfer of 6,650 acres of Superior National Forest federal land to PolyMet until the court has had a chance to determine whether the proposed PolyMet land exchange violates federal law enacted 40 years ago to protect users of public lands and taxpayers. Judge Ericksen also heard a motion to dismiss filed by PolyMet to throw the case out of court.

The federal courts decisions are pending.

WaterLegacy filed our lawsuit in federal district court on January 30, 2017 claiming that the U.S. Forest service undervalued federal land to give a sweetheart deal to PolyMet in violation of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. We filed our motion for injunction on February 23, 2017.

More detail on the PolyMet land exchange and copies of selected court documents can be found here

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