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Stop Deregulation of Minnesota Mining Pollution

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has proposed new (class 3 & 4) rules to deregulate major ion pollution – namely, the pollution discharged from taconite and copper-nickel mining. These new rules would allow mining that would kill fish, increase mercury contamination of fish, increase algae blooms in once-clear lakes, destroy tribal Treaty resources, and damage economies based on fishing, recreation, and tourism. MPCA’s deregulation rules would hit the hardest in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters and Lake Superior watersheds.

Write a commentary piece, letter to the editor, or a letter to an elected official. Take the opportunity to express your point of view and influence public understanding of sulfide mining issues. For talking points, you may want to read WaterLegacy Fact Sheets or the PolyMet Mine Overview.

Invite WaterLegacy to present or share resources with your faith community, organization, or group to raise awareness about what’s at stake and how members can become advocates to protect Minnesota waters. Contact waverly@waterlegacy.org to organize an outreach event.

Share your professional scientific, medical, or health knowledge. Help WaterLegacy connect with other experts and professionals you know who can also contribute their expertise. Contact Paula@waterlegacy.org to share your knowledge.

Create your own action or event to raise public awareness, like the PolyMet Lite Brigade has done.

Reach out to us with your own ideas to build a movement to protect Minnesota’s clean water and communities and invite your friends and social followers to do the same. Contact Emma@waterlegacy.org with your suggestions.

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