The Minnesota Supreme Court says state regulators were not required to investigate allegations of "sham permitting" during PolyMet's initial application for an air emissions permit. The ruling notes that the EPA has enforcement options if PolyMet does not comply with its permit.
Congressman Pete Stauber has introduced the Saving America’s Mines Act, which he says will prevent the any administration from unilaterally halting mining operations nationwide, including in Northeast Minnesota.
Minnesota lawmakers are ramping up efforts to prevent mining companies from gaining a foothold in Minnesota with legislation that aims to slow or ban copper-nickel mining in the state’s northeastern Iron Range.
Opponents to copper nickel mining in Minnesota plan to introduce a bill that would require proof before permits. Specifically, that a similar mine had operated for at least 10 years and been closed for at least 10 years without causing pollution.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says the United States will likely move to resume Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine this coming week, possibly with restrictions or broader warnings after reports of some very rare blood clot cases.
As the nightly protests over Daunte Wright’s death intensify outside a police station in a Minneapolis suburb, the Minnesota Freedom Fighters, a group of Black men, are at the scene to protest but are also determined to keep things peaceful.