09 March 2016

Wilderness for how long?

I was just talking about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness the other day and now I see that (unbeknownst to me) it is in the news again. The Minnesota Star reports that an EIS was recently completed for a sulfide mine adjacent to the wilderness.

The Star is questioning the quality of that EIS and the impacts it describes. Any impact will be major. But some of it is historic: "PolyMet’s proposal, if permitted, would be the largest single destruction of wetlands in modern Minnesota history."

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