Mining & Environmental News

Appeals Court: Group Can Sue Over Mining Rules

ELY, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota appellate court has affirmed that a wilderness advocacy group has the standing to challenge state rules on copper mine sites. The Minnesota Appeals Court's ruling Monday means that Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness' lawsuit can…

Falcon Hatched At Minnesota Power Spotted In Texas

A special Duluth native – a peregrine falcon -- was spotted in Texas recently after being born at a power station in Duluth. Surge is one of three falcons that hatched at Minnesota Power’s Hibbard…

Minnesota Regulators Reaffirm Air Permit for Proposed Mine

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State regulators who three years ago issued an air quality permit for a proposed copper-nickel mine in northwestern Minnesota stood by their decision in a report released Monday that said the mine did not provide…