Your action is needed now to tell the Federal Government that you support making the Boundary Waters watershed off-limits to sulfide mining on federal lands for at least 20 years and to provide guidance for environmental review of sulfide mining risks.
At the St. Paul Listening Session on July 18, WaterLegacy’s Advocacy Director/Counsel Paula Maccabee provided several recommendations for the Forest Service environmental review of the proposal that would prevent sulfide mining on federal lands near the Boundary Waters. Maccabee emphasized that, “WaterLegacy believes important lessons must be learned from PolyMet’s EIS process. These lessons can be summed up in five words: Don’t make the same mistakes.”
READ WaterLegacy’s full Statement at the USFS Listening Session here.
SEND your comment letter to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) by August 11, 2017.