EPA review faults permitting for proposed Minnesota mine

EPA review faults permitting for proposed Minnesota mine Photo: WDIO-TV file

The Associated Press
Created: April 23, 2021 11:47 AM

An internal Environmental Protection Agency investigation has found that the federal agency mishandled its oversight of permits for what would be Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine.

The findings released Wednesday describe a flawed review of two permits issued for the $1 billion mine that PolyMet Mining Corp. wants to build near Babbitt and Hoyt Lakes.

The findings more uncertainty to the stalled mine project.

Many of the permits issued for the project so far have been suspended or are under review.


The Associated Press

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

New owner needed for lighthouse in Duluth

Life House celebrates 30 years of service

Cirrus plane involved in mid-air crash

Get creative for the annual Bookmark Design Contest

Walz, legislative leaders remain "hopeful" to pass police reform

Experts don't anticipate a gas shortage in the midwest, advise people not to panic buy