It is just as important to protect the waters of the St. Louis River watershed as it is the Rainy River Basin. There is de facto racism in placing the romantic attachment of outdoor enthusiasts to the BWCA over the interests of the Ojibwe.
The more legislators interfere, the more they bolster the claims of environmental critics who allege that politics, not science, governs the regulation of major industries in Minnesota, particularly mining.
The experts recommended examining data from recent Minnesota field studies that use more sophisticated models.
A team of international experts found plenty to like, and plenty to criticize, in their examination of MPCA’s research.