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Here’s how you’d expect this to work, based on longstanding practice, our laws, and the rules and regulations we all agree to follow, lest we fall into chaos otherwise.
Twenty-fifteen really beat the Iron Range down.
It was almost personal — one mine after another idle, workers sent home and the local economy tattered. It was tough.
This year provided relief, at least in terms of the mining industry.
he U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service on Thursday rescinded federal mineral leases from Twin Metals Minnesota in a move that, if it stands, could kill the copper-nickel mine proposed near Ely.
ELY — The U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Thursday denied renewal of two long-held federal mineral leases for the Twin Metals copper-nickel mining project near Ely.
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan on Thursday released the following statement on the Administration’s anti-mining, anti-jobs announcement:
Reaction was swift from Twin Metals today for the lease renewal rejection.
Despite the suddenness of it, Twin Metals told Fox 21 that it did not come as a shock to them.
REGIONAL— The Obama administration has dealt a potentially fatal blow to Twin Metals’ proposal to build a copper-nickel mine near Ely. Top officials in the Department of the Interior and Agriculture announced last Thursday that they will not be renewing two federal mineral leases that are critical to the project.
Federal regulators have rejected a company's leases for copper and nickel mining in northern Minnesota, saying production there poses a risk to a federal wilderness area in the region.
Mineral leases near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness will not be renewed, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture have denied an application for the renewal of two hard rock mineral leases in northern Minnesota.