by Duluth News Tribune
May 31, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
ST. PAUL Gus and Amy Axelson brought their sons to the Minnesota Capitol as they fight the exploration for minerals under their Northeastern Minnesota land.
Tags: Business, Environment, Minnesota, money, Politics 4 Comments »
The DNR is right they have a lot of communicating to do about copper mining. How about sharing just basic information from the EPA’s web site about the copper mining process and what it can do to the environment. Governor you can’t have it both ways…industry and tourism don’t mix.
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Calm down people. This discussion was only to allow companies to explore to see what’s underground. As they said, only 1 in 4,000 explorations actually leads to a mine being built. Wouldn’t you like to know whether or not we have these resources available? THEN we can decide if/when we want to proceed to extract them. But that is a whole different conversation several years away. This whole copper thing could end up going away if the mineral is found to be too scarce. Let’s let them find out what we actually have before we start throwing tirades about destroying Mother Earth.
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Wrong MIke. The leases are not just for exploration, they are titled, “LEASE TO EXPLORE FOR, MINE AND REMOVE METALLIC MINERALS”. The rights to the minerals are included in the lease. Mining interests now control more acreage in Lake County than all private properties combined.
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There is something wrong with a law that allows the state to own what is under the surface property a person payes property taxes on, and can possibly loose in the end. Just because the state made a law, doesn`t mean it`s moral or correct. There are lots of property tax laws in this state that proves THAT!!! Not to mention a few dozen others they [the lawmakers] dream up.
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