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Thu. Mar. 13th, 2014

Saving our Lake Country

Carla Arneson

The DNR’s troubles have just begun. PolyMet’s SDEIS has yet another flaw. This flaw could prove to be fatal, ending PolyMet’s project. Symbolically, the Ides of March is coming up.

Thu. Feb. 27th, 2014

Saving our Lake Country

Carla Arneson

Almost exactly 105 years after Roosevelt created the Superior National Forest, we are about to destroy it.

Thu. Oct. 17th, 2013

Local News

Carla Arneson

A war on women: In Minnesota, the first victims of sulfide mining would be their children

Fri. May. 24th, 2013

The Whanganui weeps for the St. Louis River

Carla Arneson

This is a tale of two rivers. The Whanganui, New Zealand’s third longest river, flows with dignity, having been given personhood in 2012.

Sun. Jan. 20th, 2013

St. Louis County Commissioners vote to support children paying for their School Trust Fund with their health

Carla Arneson

On December 18, 2012, a majority of the crowd at the Morse Town Hall in Ely was against the resolution, but that did not stop the St. Louis County commissioners from voting, 5-1, “to support a land exchange with the state and federal government.” State Representative Tom Rukavina, David Oliver of Duluth Metals, and State Representative David Dill of the infamous quote “We should mine, log and lease

Mon. Jul. 9th, 2012

PolyMet, Twin Metals, and Credibility Deficit

Carla Arneson

PolyMet’s strategy to gain support for the first proposed sulfide mine in Minnesota lacked credibility from the beginning. Those involved with the proposed NorthMet project told us repeatedly that it was going to be a “safe” mine; then they said the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) would prove it is a “safe” project; then they basically flunked the DEIS with the lowest rating possible; so they quickly claimed ‘flunking’ was just part of a process to work out the kinks.