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Fond du Lac Band wins halt to copper mine

 

April 12, 2021



The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is breaking new ground in its fight against a planned $1 billion PolyMet copper mine in northern Minnesota.

Asserting its rights as a “downstream state” under the Clean Water Act, the Fond du Lac Band filed a federal lawsuit in 2019 against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Army Corps of Engineers responded by issuing a decision temporarily halting wetlands permits the agency previously provided to the Polymet Mining Corporation that had allowed it to move ahead with the mine project.

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