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Former Republican Govenor of Minnesota, Arne Carlson, has five questions the state’s current Governor, Tim Walz needs to answer about PolyMet.
Today, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, along with our partners sued to protect Minnesota’s wetlands from PolyMet. Wetlands play a critical part in the overall health of an ecosystem, and an outsized role in the clean water and clean air we all rely on. There are countless reasons why we should be concerned about the loss of wetlands, but the following are three of the most crucial factors.
Ode to Minnesota was both a multi-stage expedition that involved biking, canoeing and hiking through Minnesota, and also a love letter to this great state.
Did Minnesota Pollution Control Agency suppress scientific concerns that PolyMet mine might violate the Clean Water Act? Catch up on the details of the scandal that threatens clean water and clean government.
Everyone knows the Boundary Waters is a fisherman’s — and woman’s — paradise. Be that though it may, you can’t just cast your lure anywhere. It’s critical to be selective where you spend your time fishing. Learn how to find those magic spots and come home with a lunker!
The hiking trails in the Boundary Waters are NOT like your typical trails. They are the real deal. In many places you are barely able to tell there is a trail at all. You can’t just let your mind wander and hike on cruise control. You have to pay attention to where you are, otherwise you might find yourself turned around, confused and scrambling to retrace your steps.
The MPCA tried to steamroll science and do a big favor for a polluting industry. When the regulators are cozy with the polluters, it’s up to the people to take action. In an open letter from Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and 30 other organizations, we ask Governor Walz to stay the permits and investigate the MPCA.
It's not unreasonable to expect agencies like the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to work in the interest of clean water and the people of the state. Instead, the MPCA colluded to subvert the clean water standards they have been tasked to protect.
Author and canoe lover Cliff Jacobson sits down for an interview to talk about his experience in the Boundary Waters, his new book and what’s next for this paddling legend.
PolyMet and Twin Metals, the two companies seeking to open copper-sulfide mines in Minnesota are shell companies controlled by larger corporations: Glencore and Antofagasta, respectively. Who are these corporate citizens? What is their history and how have they conducted business? A look into the recent history of these companies reveals a long pattern of abuse, pollution, corruption, and misuse of power.