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WaterLegacy in the News
Indian Country Today | April 29, 2021
“In layman’s terms, the PolyMet permit to mine just went boom,” said Paula Maccabee, an attorney for WaterLegacy, one of the groups fighting the project. “It was overturned and it starts over.”
Duluth News Tribune | April 29, 2021
Paula Maccabee, advocacy director and counsel for WaterLegacy, said the EPA identifying impaired wild rice waters was “a big deal,” noting the state had never put one together. “This is what happens when the EPA does its job,” Maccabee said.
Associated Press | April 28, 2021
“In layman’s terms, the PolyMet permit to mine just went boom. It was overturned and it starts over. What that means is the DNR is going to start from scratch,” said Paula Maccabee, an attorney for WaterLegacy, one of the groups fighting the project.
The Timberjay | April 21, 2021
“This isn’t earth-shaking, but it’s an important step toward accountability,” said Paula Maccabee, head legal counsel for Water Legacy. “The OIG agreed with all of the facts that Water Legacy and the Fond Lac laid out, including the failure to comment, and the failure to give notice to the Fond du Lac Band.”
Indian Country Today | April 18, 2021
Since meeting with tribes, the EPA is now in the process of developing a list of Minnesota waters that it considers as having excessive levels of sulfate; Minnesota will then have to include these waterways in their list of impaired waters.
“It’s a big deal that the EPA is willing to exercise oversight in Minnesota. The EPA is saying they are back on the job,” said Paula Maccabee, director and counsel for WaterLegacy, a nonprofit environmental rights organization.