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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: More Court Victories

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has suspended the PolyMet Dam Safety permits and Permit to Mine issued by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The Court stated “the DNR could reasonably be expected to undertake a full-scale review of the Brumadinho dam failure” and “the impacts on the permits of Glencore’s majority stake in PolyMet.” 

Next up on October 23, 2019: The Court of Appeals panel will hear more about continuing the stay for the permits as part of this oral argument.

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Court of Appeals suspends two more PolyMet permitsThe Timberjay, September 19, 2019

“PolyMet permits should remain stayed until public and unbiased contested case hearings have been held to protect Minnesota’s downstream communities, natural resources, and taxpayers from dam failure and long-term toxic pollution.” – Paula Maccabee, WaterLegacy Legal Counsel

Video: Revealing the Contested PolyMet Mine Site