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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.

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Fight Trump Efforts to Weaken Minnesota’s Authority to Protect Clean Water

The Trump Administration has twisted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote oil, gas, and mining over clean water, life and preventing climate crisis. Now EPA has proposed rules to weaken Minnesota’s authority and the authority of Tribes to protect clean water under their sovereignty – changes that will affect Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, Lake Superior, Red River, and Mississippi River watersheds. 

Sign a letter today to oppose EPA rules and speak for our life-giving waters. 

What We Do - Issue Campaigns

Sulfate & Wild Rice
Clean Water

WaterLegacy in the News

Minnesota’s Iron Likes Its Miners. A Deadly Brazil Disaster is Giving it PauseThe Wall Street Journal, October 14, 2019

“Why is an upstream construction method good enough for Minnesota, when Brazil has found this design so unacceptable that old upstream dams must be decommissioned as well as new ones prohibited?” – Paula Maccabee, WaterLegacy Legal Counsel

Video: Minnesota Waters Need You