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WaterLegacy in the News
January 6, 2021
Minnesotans want renewable energy, well-paid jobs, a livable climate, clean water, and a thriving economy. How do we get there? Recycling copper and other metals can help address the climate crisis, increase jobs, and provide the materials needed to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy.
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 WaterLegacy Board Members “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.
The Timberjay | July 30, 2020
Important News on U.S. Steel Minntac tailings basin pollution: The Minnesota Supreme Court, citing the April [U.S. Supreme Court] case, known as County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, determined that the state’s Court of Appeals had erred when it rejected the claim of environmental groups that the polluted groundwater emanating from the tailings basin was not subject to regulation.