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WaterLegacy is an award-winning nonprofit founded to protect Minnesota’s clean waters and the communities that rely on them, particularly from the threat of sulfide mining pollution in the Lake Superior and Boundary Waters watersheds.

Breaking News: WaterLegacy Court Victory

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has just granted our motion to move the case against the PolyMet water pollution permit to District Court!

From the Court’s Decision:

“We conclude that WL has provided substantial evidence of procedural irregularities not shown in the administrative record, and thus that it is appropriate to transfer this matter to district court for a hearing and determination of the alleged irregularities.”

What We Do - Issue Campaigns

Sulfate & Wild Rice
Clean Water

WaterLegacy in the News

Mining giant Glencore gains majority control of PolyMet, The Star Tribune, June 27, 2019

“Paula Maccabee, the lawyer for Minnesota-based WaterLegacy, called Glencore’s majority role a ‘debacle.’ She said she’s concerned that Glencore is not on any of the PolyMet permits, nor does the name ‘Glencore’ appear in the financial assurance deal the state signed with PolyMet in its permit to mine.”

Video: Revealing the Contested PolyMet Mine Site