Protect Minnesota’s life-giving waters

Protecting Minnesota’s waters and communities that rely on them, particularly from the proposed PolyMet/Glencore sulfide mine and attempted water quality standard rollbacks.

What’s at Stake?

Recent News

High Court: Underground seepage from Minntac subject to regulation | The Timberjay

Important News on U.S. Steel Minntac tailings basin pollution: The Minnesota Supreme Court, citing the April [U.S. Supreme Court] case, known as County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, determined that the state’s Court of Appeals had erred when it rejected the claim of environmental groups that the polluted groundwater emanating from the tailings basin was not subject to regulation.

Harmony, Balance, Governance:
A Conversation with Ricky DeFoe | AGATE

Read a profound interview with Ricky DeFoe about his indigenous way of experiencing and understanding our world.

“The task for those involved in the [Rights of Nature] legal effort is to create a system that gives the right to exist, the right to flourish, the right to be sustainable.”

“I was 95% sure PolyMet would happen. Well, you and your partners have forced a recalculation of those odds. Of course, the battle is not over, but the recent legal victories are huge, and I couldn’t imagine them a decade ago. I’m delighted and heartened that our donations are so effectively deployed. Thank you!” – Peter Leschak

“WaterLegacy has been in this fight right from the beginning. It’s been strong, smart and has solidified the resistance to copper mining. That’s why I make a monthly contribution.” – Barton Sutter
“Volunteering with WaterLegacy has been a great opportunity to learn about the threat posed by sulfide mining, as well as better development alternatives for our water-rich state. And talking to the public about these issues feels a lot better than sitting at home wringing my hands!” – Hannah Baxter

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