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Media Contact: Paula Maccabee, Advocacy Director and Counsel

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WaterLegacy in the News

EPA recommends Army Corps not reissue PolyMet water permit

MPR News | May 3, 2022

“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.

Minnesota Supreme Court to hear challenge in PolyMet case

KARE11 | April 19, 2022

“It is so important that Minnesota agencies be held accountable when they circumvent laws that were meant to protect the integrity of the regulatory process,” said Paula Maccabee, counsel for WaterLegacy, one of the three parties that asked the Supreme Court to step in.

How a global nickel shortage could disrupt the electric vehicle industry

CNBC | March 19, 2022

This article raises concerns about the Talon Mine even as it supports electric vehicles.

State court reverses PolyMet water permit, but sides with company on other issues

MPR News | January 24, 2022

“In Monday’s ruling, the appeals court agreed with the environmental groups and the Fond du Lac Band that the PCA erred by not analyzing whether any contaminated seepage from the mine could make its way into lakes and streams in violation of federal law.”

What (if anything) does a deal with Tesla mean for the controversial Tamarack mining project in northern Minnesota?

MinnPost | January 19, 2022

“[Paula Maccabee] said the high-grade deposit means more potential for acid mine drainage, and noted Talon could expand its project later on to make the area a large mining district. And Maccabee said she doesn’t trust state mining regulators to adequately protect water.”

About WaterLegacy

WaterLegacy is an award-winning 501(c)(3) non-profit grassroots organization founded in 2009 to protect Minnesota waters and the communities that rely on them, particularly from sulfide mining pollution. Most of WaterLegacy’s board members live and work in northern Minnesota.

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