Video Replay – Gov Dayton “Undecided” On Polymet

Governor Mark Dayton says he is “genuinely undecided” the PolyMet mine issue. Earlier the Department of Natural Resources said the environmental impact studies around the mine meets the state’s standards for adequacy.

Stop PolyMet Rally – Video Replay

Environmental groups opposed to PolyMet’s proposed sulfide mine in northern Minnesota rallied Tuesday and then marched to the Department of Natural Resources, the state agency in charge of the project’s environmental review.

Rally for Egyptian people at Minnesota State Capitol

Today’s UpTake: Battles in Egypt, Budgets in MN

Follow The UpTake today and this week as we broadcast news of budget battles here in Minnesota and the battle for democracy on the streets of Egypt. As we have all month, we’ll continue to provide livestreams of legislative turf wars between the Republican-controlled State House and Senate, and Governor Dayton’s office.

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.