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James Oberstar Copper-Nickel review

2010
Aug 28, 2010

Minnesota 8th District Congressman James Oberstar was in Hoyt Lakes today to push for faster completion of the environmental review for a proposed copper-nickel mine. Stephanie Hemphill reports.

Bachmann's environmental voting record criticized

2010
Apr 15, 2010

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is brushing off criticism of her voting record from an environmental group. The League of Conservation Voters says Bachmann achieved a two-percent rating -- nearly the lowest possible -- and the group plans to work against her re-election.

Bachmann responds

2010
Apr 14, 2010

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is brushing off criticism of her voting record from an environmental group. The League of Conservation Voters says Bachmann achieved a two-percent rating -- nearly the lowest possible -- and the group plans to work against her re-election.

Bachmann targeted

2010
Apr 14, 2010

The League of Conservation Voters says it will campaign against Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann in the fall election. The non-profit advocacy group has named Bachmann to its national list of so-called Dirty Dozen congressional candidates.

State senate committee looking to tighten rules on copper nickel mines

2010
Mar 10, 2010

Later today the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee will discuss a bill that would tighten the rules on copper-nickel mines. The question has taken on some urgency, as a half-dozen companies are now making plans to open such mines in northeastern Minnesota.

Polymet has already invested in protection

2010
Mar 9, 2010

About seventy people came to the Capitol Monday to hear testimony on a proposed copper-nickel mine for Northeastern Minnesota. Polymet C-E-O Joe Scipioni  said his company has already invested 100-million-dollars to plan for environmental protection.

Polymet review isinadequate

2010
Feb 23, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Minnesota DNR's environmental review of the Polymet mine proposed for northeastern Minnesota is inadequate. Stephanie Hemphill reports.

Polymet wrap

2010
Feb 22, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Minnesota DNR's environmental review of the Polymet mine proposed for northeastern Minnesota is inadequate. Stephanie Hemphill reports. {

Polymet defense

2010
Feb 22, 2010

The federal Environmental Protection Agency says the proposed Polymet copper-nickel mine proposed for northeastern Minnesota should not go ahead as currently planned. The EPA listed more than two-dozen so-called inadequacies in the Minnesota DNR's draft environmental impact statement, or E-I-S.

DNR site says posting delayed

2009
Oct 23, 2009

The Minnesota DNR today (FRI) is expected to release its environmental study of a copper-nickel mine proposed for Northeastern Minnesota.

Plans for a copper - nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota moving ahead.

2009
Oct 23, 2009

Plans are moving ahead for a copper-nickel mine in Northeastern Minnesota. The draft of an environmental review of the project is expected today (FRI). So-called sulfide mining has never been done in Minnesota, but in other parts of the world, similar mines are polluting rivers and lakes.

Pawlenty says state on track to meet climate change goals - lawmakers want more leadership

2009
Feb 13, 2009

The Pawlenty administration says Minnesota is on track to meet its ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Officials reported to a legislative committee Thursday, as required by state law.

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