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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.

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Environmental Groups appeal PolyMet mine permits, Duluth News Tribune, December 3, 2018

“There is a myth in Minnesota that we have tough regulators. It’s just the opposite. The DNR has granted PolyMet a permit to mine admitting that its ‘design and operational details’ are not ‘firmly in place.’ At the very least, with Minnesota’s first proposed sulfide mine, we should demand that no permits be issued unless and until PolyMet shows us – and an unbiased administrative judge – that they know what they’re doing.”

– Paula Maccabee, WaterLegacy Advocacy Director and Counsel.