Glencore, the multinational corporate bad actor, recently purchased more than 70 percent of PolyMet shares and is now the majority owner of the PolyMet Mining Corp., the Canadian shell corporation that would operate Minnesota’s first copper-nickel sulfide mine.
Glencore has a long history of bribery, labor abuses and toxic pollution spills, and is currently under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Glencore is not listed on PolyMet’s Permit to Mine, financial assurance requirements, or any other permit for the PolyMet sulfide mine. This omission could allow Glencore to avoid responsibility for any future toxic pollution cleanup or catastrophic tailings dam failure, sticking Minnesotans with the bill.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources completely failed to scrutinize Glencore in approving permits for PolyMet’s sulfide mine.
Please join us in asking that Minnesota Attorney General Ellison to investigate the troubling “strategic partnership” between PolyMet and Glencore. Feel free to add your own comments.
You can also call Attorney General Ellison at (651) 296-3353 or send a personal note to 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1400, St. Paul, MN 55101.
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