Boundary Waters

In March, the U.S. Forest Service announced plans to significantly downgrade its study on the risks posed by sulfide-ore copper mining to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness—reducing the promised Environmental Impact Statement to a less rigorous Environment Assessment. Sulfide-ore copper mining is one of the most toxic industries in America. The toxic pollution from these mines would flow right […]

Thank you to everyone who submitted comments and took environmental action to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. In 30 days, we gathered and submitted over 28,200 comments to the U.S. Forest Service. We asked them to prepare a full comprehensive study that examines the disastrous impacts of mining on the edge of America’s most visited wilderness.For […]

The U.S. Forest Service announced plans to significantly downgrade its study on risks posed by sulfide-ore copper mining to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The agency is downgrading the promised Environmental Impact Statement to a less rigorous Environment Assessment. We are working hard to gain permanent protection for the Boundary Waters. So we need your help in asking the U.S. […]
Boundary Waters hearing

Nearly 900 people packed a stuffy high school auditorium in northeastern Minnesota, Tuesday evening, to give emotional testimony both for and against the contentious issue of mining in and around the Boundary Waters. Polluter profiteers are pushing to conduct a toxic form of mineral extraction called sulfide mining next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Runoff from this kind […]