PolyMet Will Appeal Permit Ruling to Minnesota Supreme Court
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – PolyMet Mining Inc. will ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that canceled three permits needed for its proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
PolyMet President and CEO Jon Cherry says Monday’s decision from the Court of Appeals has far-reaching impacts for Minnesota and any future project that depends on state permits.
The appeals court gave environmentalists a big victory by sending the case back to the Department of Natural Resources for a contested case hearing on the project’s environmental risks.
PolyMet points out that the DNR has already held a 15-year-long public environmental review and permitting process.