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SLC Board Votes Against More Environmental Review for Mining in Superior Nat'l Forest

Updated: 06/24/2014 11:08 PM
Created: 06/24/2014 11:03 PM WDIO.com

Another local government has gone on the record opposing an additional environmental review for mining in the Superior National Forest.

At their meeting in Ely Tuesday, the St. Louis County Board approved a resolution, which says they are against what is called a programmatic environmental impact statement.  

Other communities - most recently the Virginia City Council earlier this month - have voiced concern over what they say would be an unnecessary review. 

They argue that current environmental oversight from state and federal agencies is enough.

 "Our resolution that we passed three years ago stated emphatically that we are in support of copper nickel mining," said Commissioner Keith Nelson, according to a statement. "It states very clearly that it is after they pass all federal and state review. And I stand by that." 

"I believe the supplemental EIS that has been done already… there's no question in my mind that the work has been done and is continuing to be done so that it's as safe as it can be done anywhere in the world," added Board Chair Mike Forsman.

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