Minnesota’s Morning Podcast

Up and at ’Em

Minnesota’s Morning Podcast

Business

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Environmentalists will sue to stop PolyMet land swap

More hurdles for PolyMet to leap over as environmentalist are planning to sue to prevent a land swap with the U.S. Forest Service.

Josephine Marcotty of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

It is the first of what could be multiple legal actions designed to stop a highly controversial open pit mine proposed by PolyMet Mining Corp. for a site near Hoyt Lakes on Minnesota’s Iron Range.

The Center for Biological Diversity and Earthworks issued the legally required notice that it will file a federal lawsuit in 60 days against the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act. On Monday, the Forest Service agreed to a land swap giving PolyMet 6,650 acres required for access to minerals it owns beneath the surface for its proposed mine. In exchange, PolyMet gave the Forest Service 6,690 acres of what are now privately held parcels scattered across northeast Minnesota.

Location

Minnesota

Topics

Latest Stories

  • Election

    Jennifer Carnahan elected MnGOP Chair

    Sat Apr 29 2017

  • Election

    Collin Peterson to seek re-election to Congress

    Thu Apr 27 2017

  • Politics

    Senate vote to restrict stadium suite use unanimous

    Thu Apr 27 2017

  • Education

    Big Lake High reverses trapshooting photo rejection

    Thu Apr 27 2017

  • Election

    Rep. Matt Dean running for governor

    Wed Apr 26 2017

  • Government

    Old equipment led to Blaine water system failure

    Wed Apr 26 2017

Complete News Bag Archive ▸