Sierra Club responds to release of PolyMet Final Environmental Impact Statement

Contact: Margaret Levin, State Director, Sierra Club North Star Chapter 612-259-2446, margaret.levin@sierraclub.org

Today the Final Environmental Impact Statement was released for the PolyMet proposed sulfide ore mine.   In response, Sierra Club State Director Margaret Levin issued the following statement:

“The Sierra Club will be carefully reviewing the final Environmental Impact Statement that was released today. But we already know that the risks of PolyMet’s flawed plan, and of sulfide ore mining, far outweigh the potential benefits.

“This is not the legacy we want to leave for our children and grandchildren. PolyMet’s plan – to pollute water for centuries, destroy thousands of acres of wetlands, and put the health of people downstream at risk – should be rejected.”

The document is now available on the Department of Natural Resources website: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/input/environmentalreview/polymet/index.html

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