Public Input Sought on BWCA Mining

Hundreds Turn Out to Duluth Public Input Session

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A lot of different opinions at the DECC in Duluth Thursday, where the public was invited to share their opinion on the future of copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Near the end of his presidency, the Obama administration made a big announcement that it wouldn’t renew mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals mine near Ely. It also announced a two-year “timeout” so federal agencies could study a potential 20-year ban on mining and prospecting on the land.

Pro-mining supporters and a group wanting to protect the BWCA from possible mining came out Thursday night, hoping for a chance to speak their opinions at the public forum. More information can be found here.


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