Court of Appeals: Additional environmental review of PolyMet not needed

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday said an additional environmental review of the contentious PolyMet copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes is not needed.

Opponents of the recently approved mine, set to be the first of its kind in Minnesota, argued the Department of Natural Resources erred when denying requests for a supplemental environmental impact statement after PolyMet indicated in a March 2018 technical report that its site had enough ore for a substantially larger mine in the future.

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