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EPA’s Ken Westlake Explains Very Negative Environmental Rating For Polymet Mine Project

One more Polymet mine witness–Ken Westlake from the EPA. By Craig Stellmacher

Did 12 hours of Senate Environmental Committee Hearing help progress in the Polymet Mine Project?  If you’re a booster–this progress must seem glacial.  This plan was studied for years with $20 million dollars, while out of work miners, and businesses on the Iron Range agonize over the beaurocracy and lawmakers that question the project.  At the start of the hearings, Senator Jim Carlson’s financial assurance bill requiring mining companies to pay for any environmental cleanup from the mines was before the Senate last week. Continue Reading →

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