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Long-Standing, Popular Conservation Fund Expires

Washington, D.C. --Authorization for the nation’s most successful conservation and recreation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), expired on Sunday. Failure by Congress to save this essential program will put the outdoor places we love and America’s recreational economy at extreme risk. The LCWF is a bipartisan program that protects and preserves our national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and more than 40,000 state and local parks throughout the country.

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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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PolyMet mine debate has competing visions for Up North

More than 2,000 people from across the state packed the RiverCentre for the third and final public hearing on the PolyMet Mining Corporation’s proposal for a $650 million open pit mine near Babbitt, Minn.

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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 Gather 15,000 Petitions to Oppose Sulfide Mining on the Iron Range

Minnesota Environmentalists gathered in Canal Park to call for an end to sulfide mining projects on the Iron Range. Environment Minnesota collected thousands of signatures in opposition of Polymet's proposed open pit mine.

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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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