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Court rulings on mining pollution highlight MPCA failings | Healing Minnesota Stories
A new article describes the MPCA: “A sleepy watchdog with no teeth.” It details MPCA’s failure to regulate U.S. Steel Minntac pollution and efforts by WaterLegacy and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to protect clean water.
Fond du Lac Band Chairman Kevin DuPuis states: “We will keep pushing the state and others to follow the law and respect our treaty rights for as long as it takes. Clean water is non-negotiable.”
Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Groundwater Protection – Reverses Decision Preventing Control Of U.S. Steel Minntac Pollution
“The Minnesota Supreme Court decision today is a big win for Minnesota groundwater and for public health. Drinking water standards may now be enforced to control U.S. Steel’s Minntac tailings basin pollution, and U.S. Steel is not above the law. In addition, Minnesota standards to keep toxic chemicals out of drinking water – everything from nitrate to arsenic and lead – remain in place to protect groundwater across our state.” – Paula Maccabee, WaterLegacy
Choose this over sulfide mining: renewables, jobs and metals recycling | MinnPost
Minnesotans want renewable energy, well-paid jobs, a livable climate, clean water, and a thriving economy. How do we get there? Recycling copper and other metals can help address the climate crisis, increase jobs, and provide the materials needed to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy.
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