Minnesota

Boundary Waters Canoe and Wilderness Area (Photo: Greg Gjerdingen)

Speak out to protect Minnesota’s beloved Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from toxic mining pollution.  The Threat to the Boundary Waters Even in a state known for its beautiful lakes and waters, people know that Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is something special.The waters are near-pristine. Old trees loom in the area. Timber wolves, deer and bears make their home in […]

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 […]