January 8, 2010
Dear WRPC Member,
2010 looks like it will be a decisive year for several mine battles in Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northeastern Minnesota
Polymet’s copper-nickel sulfide project in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for Polymet’s proposed NorthMet copper-nickel sulfide open pit mine on October 28, 2009. If permitted, the proposed mine would be the first metallic sulfide mine in Minnesota. It could pave the way for a half-dozen more sulfide mines from the Ely area to Aitkin County.