The ruling wasn’t a total victory for mine opponents, however. The court ruled in favor of PolyMet and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on several other issues.
Talon Metals Corp. wants to build an underground mine that would operate for nine years and primarily extract nickel, but also some copper, cobalt, platinum group metals and iron.
It’s not just the social relations that are icy.
What to know about where the $1 billion proposal stands today — and what’s in store for PolyMet in the coming year.
Wednesday’s storms even produced a tornado in Southern Minnesota — something that has never been recorded in the state in December.
Life in the resistance camps is difficult, but activists say important work remains.
A new pilot program helps districts replace diesel buses with electric ones — vehicles that cost about $300,000.
Stormwater runoff is easy to ignore in an urban environment, since, at least when everything’s working correctly, it runs into storm drains, under the street and out of sight.
In third-party solar, a company installs panels for a customer and then either leases the panels or sells the power or net-metering credits to the property owner.
On Wednesday, the Biden administration announced it will seek a “mineral withdrawal” for lands in the Rainy River watershed in Superior National Forest, near the Boundary Waters.
The study, begun in the final days of the Obama administration, was canceled by former President Donald Trump just four months shy of its completion.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency worked on the revisions for ten years and formally proposed the changes last winter. But the federal approval has left environmental activists reeling.
Wild rice thrives in water depths of one-to-three feet, though low water can make actually harvesting the grains a challenge.
Xcel told one customer they would need to wait 15 years to connect their solar system to its electric grid.
Public views on the issues may not be as sharply partisan as one might expect.
Or is it just you?
The ability to contain wildfires has more to do with favorable weather conditions than resources, according to Lee Frelich, director of the U of M’s Center for Forest Ecology.
A new study found that rising temperatures are projected to expose outdoor workers to hazardous heat conditions that will put both their health and wages at risk.
What this means for the controversial plan to operate a copper-nickel mine near the BWCA.
A fact sheet from the Biden administration estimated Minnesota would receive $68 million to build EV chargers across the state.