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Protecting Minnesota’s waters and communities that rely on them, particularly from the proposed PolyMet/Glencore sulfide mine and attempted water quality standard rollbacks.

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Sign Our Petition: Require Mining Proponents to “Prove-It-First” that Sulfide Mines Won’t Pollute

In every case where sulfide mining has been tried in a water-rich environment like northern Minnesota, the result has been acid mine drainage and/or toxic metals pollution of surface water, groundwater or both. That is a dismal 100% failure rate to protect clean water. Sign a petition to prevent Minnesota from becoming the site of another doomed experiment in sulfide mining.

Responsible mining? Minnesota has a long way to go. | MinnPost

PolyMet/Glencore mine fails Responsible Mining 101. Read this powerful commentary and weep. Then, please add your voice to Janet and Bill’s at MinnPost. Join the movement to stop sulfide mining pollution and destruction in Minnesota.

“I was 95% sure PolyMet would happen. Well, you and your partners have forced a recalculation of those odds. Of course, the battle is not over, but the recent legal victories are huge, and I couldn’t imagine them a decade ago. I’m delighted and heartened that our donations are so effectively deployed. Thank you!” – Peter Leschak

“WaterLegacy has been in this fight right from the beginning. It’s been strong, smart and has solidified the resistance to copper mining. That’s why I make a monthly contribution.” – Barton Sutter
“Volunteering with WaterLegacy has been a great opportunity to learn about the threat posed by sulfide mining, as well as better development alternatives for our water-rich state. And talking to the public about these issues feels a lot better than sitting at home wringing my hands!” – Hannah Baxter

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