About Us

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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Through November 14

PolyMet Permits Are Stayed – Help Keep ‘Em That Way!

PolyMet and the out-of-state mining industry lawyers paid by your tax dollars to defend PolyMet permits aren’t backing down.

Your contribution of $250, $100, $50, or whatever you can afford, will help us expose the distorted process used to choose short-term corporate profit over clean water, climate, and human health. Your donation can help us move from currently “stayed” permits to “overturned” permits.

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

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