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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.

Join Us: PolyMet Debrief

Sunday, February 23, in St. Paul

Do you have questions about the status of the PolyMet project?  Come hear Paula Maccabee, WaterLegacy’s Advocacy Director and Counsel, debrief recent developments regarding the PolyMet mining permits. Paula will discuss the next steps for the three reversed DNR permits, the recent evidentiary hearing on “irregular procedures” and what’s next for MPCA’s water pollution permit.  Come with your questions! We’ll have snacks.

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WaterLegacy in the News

Minnesota Court Rejects 2 Major Permits for PolyMet MineThe New York Times, January 13, 2020

Paula Maccabee, an attorney for WaterLegacy, one of the groups that challenged the permits, called the decision “an absolutely enormous victory.” She said in an interview that the hearing will mean a trial-like proceeding “in an open and transparent process for everyone to see. That mean’s PolyMet’s toxic environmental threats will finally get the scrutiny they deserve.”

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