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Greg Barron talks about Reserve Mining site and conflict between governor and attorney general over location

May 9, 1975 —
Greg Barron

Greg Barron talks about his attempt to get information from the governor?s office. He says Governor Anderson prefers the Latch Lake site for Reserve Mining. Greg talks about the Environmental Policy Act. The Attorney General has sent a memo advising the governor against holding public hearings on technical feasibility on Latch Lake site until environmental impact statement, then hearings will start. EIS will analyze alternative sites, and rules about what sites must be chosen. Discussion of railroading the decision. This is the first breach between the attorney general and governor office, lawsuit may follow,

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Greg Barron is a Peabody award winning reporter who worked in the MPR newsroom in the early 1970s.