Posts in Advocacy
3 reasons why we need to protect Minnesota wetlands from 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.

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A Call For Transparency and Open Government

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.

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Bad Neighbors: Who Are the Companies Seeking to Open Copper-Sulfide Mines in Minnesota?

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.

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