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Stop Deregulation of Minnesota Mining Pollution
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has proposed new (class 3 & 4) rules to deregulate major ion pollution – namely, the pollution discharged from taconite and copper-nickel mining. These new rules would allow mining that would kill fish, increase mercury contamination of fish, increase algae blooms in once-clear lakes, destroy tribal Treaty resources, and damage economies based on fishing, recreation, and tourism. MPCA’s deregulation rules would hit the hardest in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters and Lake Superior watersheds.
Prove-It-First: No Sulfide Mining Unless Mining Proponents Prove Sulfide Mines Won’t Pollute
It’s just common sense to require – before Minnesota assumes the risk of granting a permit or approval for sulfide mining – that the applicant and independent science must prove that a copper-nickel mine has operated in a similar ecosystem somewhere else in the United States for at least 10 years and has successfully closed for at least 10 years without polluting surface water or groundwater.
Choose this over sulfide mining: renewables, jobs and metals recycling | MinnPost
Minnesotans want renewable energy, well-paid jobs, a livable climate, clean water, and a thriving economy. How do we get there? Recycling copper and other metals can help address the climate crisis, increase jobs, and provide the materials needed to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy.
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