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Elanne Palcich

Chisholm, MN
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4 years 47 weeks

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Posted on 12/09/14 at 07:52 pm in response to Keys to saving our endangered bees may be just lying along the roadside

What would be the effects of vehicle exhaust residue on the bees?

Posted on 10/07/14 at 06:17 pm in response to Nolan and Mills tangle in Duluth debate

I can't believe that Sandman was not mentioned in this article. Even the Duluth news station covered him. This lack of mention is a great disservice to the citizens of the 8th district. By ignoring the validity of 3rd party candidates and their positions, the media keeps us locked in two dimensional politics, with no hope of new, innovative solutions, and no way to change political rhetoric and game-playing.

The oil shale boom and need for frac sand will only keep expanding if the public continues to believe that this is the only way to do things.

The media would do better to question the validity of this concept, especially in light of the widespread environmental destruction being caused by our current thinking.

Posted on 09/02/14 at 06:25 pm in response to 100 years later, have we learned from the passenger pigeon's extinction?

What's really sad is that Dayton could step in and demand the window fix. After all, he was the one instigating all the state subsidies.
Makes it hard for environmentalists to vote at all.

Posted on 09/04/14 at 11:25 am in response to 100 years later, have we learned from the passenger pigeon's extinction?

Their number is 612-332-0386.

Or you can check out their website and leave an email comment.

Posted on 08/28/14 at 12:40 pm in response to B.C. mine update: Independent inquiry begins, as Alaskans raise concerns

I find it unbelievable that anyone can pretend that a breach of this scope is not disastrous to the environment.

Antofagasta pulled out because an underground mine as proposed by TMM is too costly.
The part of the deposit that is the highest grade is the Maturi Deposit on Spruce Road. This would be an open pit mine.
Which leads to PolyMet. If PolyMet gets permitted, its 2/3 excess crushing capacity can be used by other companies.
It would also be easy for other companies to hop onto an already permitted tailings basin. Even if that tailings basin (the one used by the bankrupt LTV...

In its comments on PolyMet's draft Environmental Impact Statement, the EPA expressed concern about the former (bankrupt) LTV tailings basin purchased by PolyMet for its projected use. According to the EPA, the tailings basin lacked stability, especially considering the large amount of tailings to be placed on top by PolyMet.
This issue was supposedly further addressed in the supplemental draft EIS. The tailings basin will need to be buttressed as part of the mine plan.

I find the title of this article misleading, since two of the four lakes had increased problems with mercury.

The taconite plants of northeast Minnesota emit mercury into the air, and their tailings basins leach sulfates into the watershed. The methylmercury issue is complex, and methylmercury in our waters is harmful to fish, birds and wildlife that eat fish, and humans.

While it's good to acknowledge efforts being made to reduce mercury emissions and acid rain pollution...

Posted on 05/21/14 at 08:14 pm in response to Minnesota needs solid research on mercury contamination and its sources

This article, including the links, is an excellent source of information, and provides a good basis for anyone seeking to understand this issue.