by Duluth News Tribune
October 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
Landowners get 6-month reprieve from exploration as governor urges state to gather more information. Continue Reading
Tags: Business, Iron Range, Legislature, Minnesota, Politics 5 Comments »
The Duluth area will be profoundly affected by the mining in the Duluth Complex, the mining map Mr. Myers displayed shows clearly that the exploration area is less than 30 miles north of Duluth.
If you own property anywhere between Aitkin and the Canadian Border you are in the crosshairs of an enormous and powerful industry with good buddies in the legislature. The mining corporations have fans in Sen. Tom Bakk, Rep. David Dill, Rep Tommy Rukavina and Sen. Tommassoni. In Franken, Klobuchar and Cravaak too.
ThIs is not just a far north issue and it is definitely about the Duluth area. Look at the map. Listen to the discussion at the executive council. Be aware!!!!!
The mining companies are playing nice now but what is their record around the world? BRUTAL
Polymet’s waste will flow into the St. Louis River and be delivered to our doors after flowing by the Fond du Lac reservation. The fish, water and plants will be harmed by the waste, including bioavailable mercury, which harms babies developing in their mother’s womb. The mining isn’t happening “way up there” and it’s not just about defiling pristine places, it is about the health of the people. See http://www.sosbluewaters.org Listen to the meeting at : http://www.friendscvsf.org/#excom
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October 3, 2011
Contact: Katharine Tinucci
Governor Dayton Heads to Duluth for Regional Economic Development Summit
On Friday, October 7, 2011, Governor Mark Dayton will convene a regional economic development summit in Duluth at the University of Minnesota – Duluth.
Governor Dayton will be joined by Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon for the summit which is aimed at gathering the best ideas on job creation from Minnesotans and to highlight Minnesota’s strong business climate and economic development opportunities.
Governor Dayton has held regional summits throughout the state, including: Winona, Fergus Falls, Brainerd, Virginia, Faribault and International Falls. These summits will culminate in a statewide jobs summit later this month.
Who: Governor Mark Dayton, Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon
What: Regional Economic Development Summit
When: Friday, October 7, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
Where: University of Minnesota – Duluth, Kirby Ballroom, 1120 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN 55812-3085
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The “chilling message” to potential investors in mining Minnesota’s Arrowhead for copper, nickel and PGEs was sent by the USEPA and thousands of citizens commenting on the PolyMet Northmet deeply flawed mining plan in the environmental impact statement draft. It was and continues to be a plan that will pollute our waters with toxins from acid mine drainage.
Destroying private and public property is bad enough but consider the ultimate damage to the unborn and infants ingesting water polluted with mercury and toxic metals. The amount of metal in this hard rock is so low and the cost of extraction is so high that society would be better served finding alternatives such as conservation and recycling.
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I find it hard to believe ‘so’ many people were unaware of the fact that the state owns mineral rights. It is wrote in black & white on any type of land transaction/ abstract. Wake up and smell the coffee!
I seen these ‘ self proclaim’ environmentalist in operation before. Look when Potlatch expanded in the 1990’s.
“Not enough trees” they proclaimed,,, ‘save the whales’ etc., etc..
The fact is the Minnesota Forestery Association ‘sustains’ a healthy forest which in turn creates jobs for 1000’s of Minnesota workers.
Ironic thing these environmentalist are in favor of the let burn policy. Look at the Pagami Fire,,, millions of God given cords of wood wasted,,, not to mention pollution and extra heat going into the atmosphere.
The paper mills are not going to ‘poop’ in their nest,,,, the mining projects are not going to ‘poop’ in the own nest.
How many different sides of his mouth can our Gov. Dayton talk out of ??????
And then this newspaper and some of their written interviews with people, like Environmentalist Malwitz,,, ! They know everything about mining, like they have a degree in geology, but know nothing about mineral rights.!??
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Attempts to frame public opposition by using stereotypes like “environmentalist” is misleading.
I find it hard to believe that anyone would consider claiming the mining proposal process as well publicized.
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