Another outside, multi-billion-dollar corporation, this time in Switzerland, is trying to come into northern Minnesota and create a copper-nickel (sulfide) mine.
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The project is controversial in many ways — from the company itself to even state agencies skating rules — as explained by WaterLegacy Advocacy Director Paula Maccabee.
She spent a majority of the show talking about the Polymet mining project that is being proposed upstream of the St. Louis River watershed, which drains into Lake Superior. She also made arguments recently fighting the project to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
It’s one of a couple of mining projects happening in northern Minnesota that will also affect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Mississippi River.