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Reader’s view: Holes in PolyMet’s plan will pollute Northland rivers and Lake Superior

Published 02/16/2014, Duluth News Tribune

While the scientific reality of acid drainage from copper mining persists elsewhere, changes to environmental laws and water-quality standards are considered in Minnesota to suit mining interests. Ask leaders of the Ojibwe Band of Lake Superior Chippewa or attorney Paula Maccabee how mining companies are kept in “compliance.” Even the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce won a lawsuit that asked authorities not to enforce the current wild rice sulfate standard.

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