effort to stop mine near boundary waters divides democrats,the driving force in the debate: a proposed new mine from twin metals minnesota, a subsidiary of chilean mining giant antofagasta. it would process 20,000 tons of ore per day from an underground mine on the doorstep of the boundary waters canoe area wilderness..bwca act does not allow mining of superior forest,what i can report about mining during those congressional debates was the nearly universal concern to protect the boundary waters from the impacts of mining..there was no secret deal for mining near the boundary,what i can report about mining during those congressional debates was the nearly universal concern to protect the boundary waters from the impacts of mining. even rep. oberstar recognized the hazards of sulfide-ore mining, which poses hundreds, if not thousands, of years of toxic runoff to the waters of the bwcaw. rep..conservation vs. copper: minnesota town debates its future,conservation vs. copper: minnesota town debates its future with a mine. newscom/file. an aerial view shows the dense forests and interlocking lakes that make the boundary waters one of.
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february 2, 2017 11:06 p.m. listen debate over copper mining near boundary waters heats up again. steve piragis, owner of piragis northwoods company in,from ‘they need it’ to ‘it’s going to destroy the land,july 29, 2019. at ely’s annual blueberry/art festival this weekend, the debate over copper-nickel mining near the boundary waters canoe area wilderness (bwca)
since the boundary waters exists within a vast network of interconnected lakes and streams, toxic mining pollution upstream could be disastrous for fish, wildlife and wilderness values. polls show...,ely's mining debate featured in the new york times,ely’s mining debate featured in the new york times magazine october 12, 2017 by greg seitz a long article about the persistent divisions in ely over the boundary waters and resource extraction was published by the new york times magazine today.
a harvard economist who assessed these two options in 2018 concluded that over 20 years, protecting the boundary waters would provide greater economic benefits than approving the mine.,a plan to mine the minnesota wilderness hit a dead end,separately, a group in minnesota opposed to the mining, save the boundary waters, has called the rental arrangement “deeply troubling” and has
“if you believed that there is no way the boundary waters would be protected with a mine no matter how good it is, you say no mining,” she says. she believes state and federal mining regulations are not sufficient to maintain the integrity of the boundary waters, an opinion shared by the former head of minnesota’s department of natural resources, which conducts environmental reviews of proposed,in northern minnesota, two economies square off: mining vs,boundary waters activists argue that the very presence of mining — its disruption of this area’s natural character, not to mention the specter of pollution — could hamper the region’s
while conservationists argue that the mine would pose an irreversible threat to the boundary waters, twin metals told al jazeera in a statement that mining has been the “backbone of northern,boundary waters | sulfide ore mining - key-log economics,public debate in the arrowhead has focused on the promised benefits of allowing sulfide ore mining to proceed within the watershed of the region’s iconic boundary waters canoe area, while consideration of cost has been all but non-existent.
since the boundary waters exists within a vast network of interconnected lakes and streams, toxic mining pollution upstream could be disastrous for fish, wildlife and wilderness values. polls show that an overwhelming majority of minnesotans, including residents of the northern counties, want to protect the boundary waters and the jobs and,sulfide mining near the boundary waters,however, several mining companies would like to build mines very close to the wilderness. this type of mining is called sulfide mining, or strategic metals mining. one of the proposed mines, called twin metals, would be about 3 miles from the wilderness border. it is in the boundary waters watershed. this means that lakes and rivers near the
the subject is a hot debate between environmental groups in opposition over the potential it could taint the boundary waters, and the pro-mining forces that support a potentially large jobs,mining, bwca supporters make final cases in copper-nickel,on the other side of this debate, organizations like save the boundary waters are praising the forest service’s proposal, saying if land this close to the boundary waters is used for mining
debate over copper mining near boundary waters heats up again – by dan kraker (minnesota public radio news – february 2, 2017) february 3, 2017 in copper , international media resource articles , minnesota duluth complex and iron range,quarry proposal opens mining debate on the edge of,western minnesota has its own version of the mining debate taking shape on the edge of the boundary waters. can we allow mining and still protect what
mining and/or the sulfide ores were located as far away from the boundary waters as taconite mining and not within the bwcaw watershed, this argument might warrant consideration. but sulfide-ore copper mining presents more serious risks, such as acid mine drainage, and it would introduce risks in,copper sulfide mining threatens the boundary waters,the legislative hearing in february 2020 on h.r. 5598, the boundary waters wilderness protection and pollution prevention act, that proposes permanent withdrawal of approximately 234,328 acres of the superior national forest that is in the watershed of the boundary waters from mineral mining, while still allowing the removal of sand, gravel, granite, iron ore, and taconite:
paul — a conservative minnesota think tank says copper and nickel mining near the boundary waters canoe area wilderness is safe and good for the economy, while a harvard reports add heat to mining debate | local | mesabitribune.com,mining in the bwca - protection of the boundary waters,the boundary waters act of 1978, didn't ban mining but created a 222,000 acre mining protection area, because of this, people still fight about who has the right to use the minerals in the bwca. mining would be beneficial in the bwca because the rich resources would make mining companies a lot of money, and the economy would benefit immensely.
the debate over whether to allow sulfide mining near the boundary waters canoe area wilderness turns, as these debates often do, on the question of how many jobs of which types will be created by the activity. what is often lost in the debate, however, is how many jobs and related economic activity would likely be destroyed by the activity.,local view: there was no secret deal for mining near bwcaw,rep. oberstar indeed spoke many times during the committee mark-ups and floor debates about the need to protect the boundary waters itself from mining.
the latest example is a mining project that could affect the most heavily visited wilderness area in the united states: the boundary waters canoe area wilderness, which stretches over a million,a proposed mine threatens minnesota’s boundary waters, the,the boundary waters canoe area wilderness draws thousands of visitors yearly. andy witchger/flickr, cc by. by char miller (pomona college). president trump has worked aggressively to dismantle the environmental legacy of his predecessor barack obama since taking office in 2017. the latest example is a mining project that could affect the most heavily visited wilderness area in the
the boundary waters debate echoes this national dilemma. the bwcaw is the most visited wilderness area in the united states , attracting more,minnesota’s mining debate | al jazeera america,keep the boundary waters free of toxic mining pollutionamericanrivers minnesota residents have taken the mining debate to the internet. required water treatment for hundreds of years in
the boundary waters canoe area wilderness draws thousands of visitors yearly. andy witchger/flickr, cc by president trump has worked aggressively to dismantle the environmental legacy of his predecessor barack obama since taking office in 2017. the latest example is a mining project that could affect the most heavily visited wilderness area in the united states:,twin metals' plan to mine — friends of the boundary waters,towards the end of 2019, twin metals’ released its plan for a toxic copper-sulfide mine at the edge of the boundary waters.this is why the document matters. since the trump administration illegally reinstated twin metals’ expired mineral leases, we have been in a legal fight over the future of the boundary waters. copper-sulfide mining has never been done in minnesota, it is inherently