This Week in Mining

US Senators Urge Full Enforcement on Steel Imports

A group of senators is calling on President Barack Obama's administration to fully enforce trade laws in deciding whether imported steel reinforcing bar from Turkey and Mexico unfairly undercuts U.S. prices.

  • Delay in Decision on Highway 53 Relocation
  • Twin Metals Copper-Nickel Mine Plans Firming Up
  • Minntac Employees Win Award for Donations
  • Range Lawmakers: Frustration Bill Over EPA Decision

  • Update on Wild Rice Sulfate Study

    Mining and other community leaders heard an update about the recently released study about the effects of sulfate on wild rice waters.

  • Mesabi Nugget Seeks Time to Meet with EPA

    Lawyers for the Mesabi Nugget iron processing plant near Hoyt Lakes have moved to protect the company's variance from Minnesota's water quality standards.

  • Lawmakers Considering Creating Taconite Trust Fund for New Shared School

    Minnesota state lawmakers are considering changing the law to provide money for a shared school on the Range. Virginia, Mt. Iron-Buhl, and Eveleth-Gilbert, are considering sharing a new facility in Mt. Iron. A proposal to pay for the school includes creating a trust fund for construction using taconite taxes, and requiring mining companies to pay an additional tax. 

  • PolyMet: Comment Period Ends, EPA Rating Released

    Thursday was a big day for the PolyMet Mining project. The public comment period for a key part of their environmental review finished up, and the EPA gave them a new rating on their review.

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