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WaterLegacy in the News
Indian Country Today | April 5, 2021
“This is the first time that any downstream tribe has successfully exercised their rights under the Clean Water Act in order to object to a federal permit.” – Paula Maccabee, WaterLegacy Advocacy Director and Counsel
Healing Minnesota Stories | March 4, 2021
A new article in 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.
December 8, 2020
In the new year, let us come together for renewal as a community and for the restoration of a worldview where human beings are both part of the natural world and its staunch protectors.
Read the new commentary from “Gwiiwizens” Ricky DeFoe and Janet Keough.
StarTribune | September 10, 2020
This time, in the PolyMet water pollution permit case, we had the benefit of staff notes, whistleblowers and FOIA lawsuits to reveal the truth. But what about next time? Have we set such a low ethical bar for our state agencies that they can manipulate permitting processes, but “get off” on a legal technicality?
MinnPost | August 21, 2020
Minnesota’s existing taconite mining industry lags far behind when it comes to modern responsible mining standards. Not one existing taconite mine meets water-quality standards required by the federal Clean Water Act. All existing tailings basins and mine pits leak pollution — including sulfate, which has devastated natural wild rice stands, resulted in algae growth, and increased toxic mercury bioaccumulation and contamination of fish.