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TWIN METALS

The study will inform the federal government on whether to place a 20-year ban on that type of mining in the watershed.
During a Friday, May 6, visit to St. Paul, Haaland said she couldn’t disclose if her agency would allow the proposed mine to move forward after the Interior canceled two mineral leases for Twin Metals, the company that wants to develop the mine. The secretary of the interior wasin Minnesota to announce nearly $9 million in federal funding for urban parks in the state.
Following the U.S. Department of the Interior's cancellation of federal mineral leases associated with the Twin Metals project, the DNR has stopped work on the state's environmental review.
The move follows last week's initiation of a mineral withdrawal in the same watershed as the Boundary Waters.

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Proponents of Twin Metals descended on the nation's capitol this week in an effort to prevent a two-year delay from becoming permanent protection of thousands of acres outside the Boundary Waters.
The move bans new leases for at least two years and could lead to a 20-year mineral withdrawal. The move does not immediately target Twin Metals' existing leases.
From the column: "As authors of “The Future is Today“ (thefutureistoday.info/), we welcome a broad public debate on our entire series of recommendations."
Biden admin still undecided on Minnesota copper mine project -Vilsack
Opponents of copper-nickel mining say the bill won't go anywhere in Congress.
From the editorial: "(U.S. Sen. Tina) Smith and other skeptics do have reason for concern. ... But stringent, thorough, years-long environmental-review and permitting processes are in place to ensure that any mining happens safely and responsibly."

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What the Biden administration could mean for the future of Twin Metals and copper-nickel mining in the Rainy River Watershed.
According to the White House, “There are several key permits for mines that might be able to be completed and finalized in the next several weeks.”
DULUTH -- White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump visited Duluth Monday morning, July 27, for the signing of a pledge to expand programs that educate and train American workers over the next five years.

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