North Star Chapter Statement on Polymet Draft EIS Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2013

Contact:  Margaret Levin, 612-659-9124, Margaret.levin@sierraclub.org

Today, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Polymet’s proposed NorthMet Mine near Hoyt Lakes.  Sierra Club State Director Margaret Levin issued the following statement in response:

“Minnesotans care deeply about their water, air, forests and wild lands.  Polymet’s proposed sulfide mining operation threatens all of these.  We encourage all Minnesotans to carefully educate themselves about the proposed project and to take advantage of the opportunities for public comment announced today by the Department of Natural Resources.  In every other state where this type of sulfide mining has occurred, the result has been a perfect record of toxic water pollution and environmental destruction.  The Sierra Club North Star Chapter is committed to ensuring that Minnesota’s Arrowhead does not share in this unfortunate legacy.”

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 The Sierra Club North Star Chapter is the leading grassroots voice to preserve and protect Minnesota’s environment.

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