We are looking forward to having solid ice and snow so we can travel more, but for now we are content to soak in the silence and enjoy the warm weather.
Amy and I are spending a year in the Wilderness to help protect it from the threats that a series of proposed sulfide-ore copper mines bring to the Boundary Waters.
This summer, news broke about the potential for PolyMet’s proposed NorthMet sulfide-ore copper mine to impact the Boundary Waters, as the direction of polluted water flow was called into question. The threat from PolyMet would add to that already posed by the proposed Twin Metals mine on the Wilderness edge, creating the potential for large cumulative impact. The Timberjay originally reported that, “The [Peter Mitchell mine] pits, which sit about a mile north of the proposed PolyMet mine, currently discharge in several directions. Upon closure [of the Peter Mitchell mine], however, all of the discharge is slated to enter Birch Lake, part of the Kawishiwi River, a major BWCAW watershed.” A critical public comment period for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for PolyMet’s proposed NorthMet mine is going on now. Please following the link in our bio, submit a comment, and help protect Northern Minnesota.
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