mining minnesota

Feds Keep Proposed Minnesota Copper Mine Plan Alive

Trump Resurrects Efforts of Mine

ST. PAUL, Minn.-The Trump administration has resurrected an effort to build the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. Last December, the Obama administration declined to renew the long-standing leases that the company needs for the underground mine it wants to build near Ely. But an in opinion published Friday, a top attorney at the U.S. Interior Department concluded…