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Environment Minnesota delivers 24,000 petitions to Congresswoman Betty McCollum in defense of the Boundary Waters

 Washington, DC – Environment Minnesota delivered more than 24,000 petitions to Congresswoman Betty McCollum to show public support for her efforts to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from toxic mining.

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Environment Minnesota Endorses Candidates for 2014 Elections

Environment Minnesota, a statewide environmental organization, announced today the endorsement of four candidates for federal office in the 2014 elections.

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Statement on close of public comment period for PolyMet mine plan

The public comment period closes today at 4:30 p.m. for the environmental impact study of PolyMet's proposed sulfide mine in northern Minnesota. If approved, it would be the first of its kind in the state. Companies are already exploring and test drilling across northern Minnesota for possible copper and nickel mines and have proposed mines in the Lake Superior basin, in the Superior National Forest, and near the Boundary Waters wilderness.

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Statement on Release of PolyMet Sulfide Mine Plan

If approved, PolyMet would be Minnesota’s first sulfide mine – ushering in a wave of new plans for this uniquely dirty and destructive mining that would threaten the beloved Boundary Waters wilderness and Lake Superior.

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Activists Hold Canoe Rally to Protect Boundary Waters area from Sulfide Mining Pollution.

At a Canoe Rally on the banks of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis on Saturday, activists rallied to raise awareness about the threat posed by sulfide mining proposals near the Boundary Waters.

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Gina McCarthy’s Nomination for EPA Administrator Advances to Full Senate

The Senate EPW Committee today advanced Gina McCarthy’s nomination for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator to the full Senate.

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Senator Vitter Does Polluters’ Bidding in Boycotting Gina McCarthy’s Confirmation to Head EPA

Senator Vitter (R-LA) and other Republican senators on the U.S. Senate Committee for Environment and Public Works boycotted a scheduled committee vote to move Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Nominee Gina McCarthy’s confirmation to the full Senate, thus delaying her confirmation.

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Clean Water Act Turns 40 – Progress Made, More Needed

Today, October 18, 2012, marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a landmark environmental law.  The Clean Water Act was enacted after years of citizen outrage about massive and persistent water pollution across the count

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The Cost of Fracking and Frac Sand Mining

Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center fired a new salvo in the growing debate over frac sand mining, an industry poised for rapid expansion in Minnesota thanks to demand for silica sand used in the gas drilling practice known as fracking. The group today released a report documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by the fracking industry.

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Boundary Waters Wilderness, Minnesota Public Lands at Risk of Destruction and Development

At a press conference overlooking the Mississippi River, Environment Minnesota released a new report today exposing how pristine areas in northern Minnesota are at risk from road-building, sulfide mining, sale to private interests, other destructive development, and the loss of environmental protection if bills moving through the House of Representatives are signed into law. The report, “Trashing our Treasures: Congressional Assault on the Best of America,” exposes a startling trend of legislative attacks on our nation’s treasured places, like the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the Superior National Forest, and Voyageurs National Park.

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