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 & Actions

BREAKING NEWS: EPA recommends Army Corps not reissue PolyMet water permit

“It is an important and inspiring thing when a tribe is exercising stewardship of clean water,” said Paula Maccabee, attorney and advocacy director for the environmental group WaterLegacy.

BREAKING NEWS: PolyMet Water Pollution Permit Reversed!

 “This is a huge victory. As of today, PolyMet’s water pollution permit has been thrown out by the Court. PolyMet no longer has a permit to mine, and they no longer have a water pollution permit. It is long past time for Minnesota to pull the plug on PolyMet and its parent mega-corporation Glencore.”

Support the Fond du Lac Band and Protect the St. Louis River and Lake Superior Watersheds

Stand with the Fond du Lac Band. Help protect the St. Louis River and Lake Superior from PolyMet mine increases in downstream toxic mercury contamination. Tell the Army Corps that the PolyMet permit must be revoked to prevent mercury contamination of fish.

Paula Maccabee Speaks on Tamarack Mine Environmental Concerns | CNBC

“When the community has asked ‘where is your hydrology evidence of where the pollution would go from Talon – into the drinking water and into the surface water?’, they have received no information whatsoever.”

The segment on environmental concerns with WaterLegacy Advocacy Director and Counsel Paula Maccabee begins around the 8:30 mark.

“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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