Minnesota Pollution Control Agency stands by PolyMet air permit
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Exactly three years after Minnesota regulators first granted an air permit to PolyMet's proposed copper-nickel mine, the agency again stuck by that decision and insisted any potential mine expansion would not be possible without the company going through the permitting process again.
“As we have steadfastly maintained, the facts and science prove the project will meet air quality standards. That has never been in doubt,” said Jon Cherry, chairman, president and CEO. “This important permit moves us one big step closer to constructing NorthMet, a project that will provide numerous economic benefits to northeast Minnesota along with a U.S.-based supply of metals crucial for the transition to a greener economy."
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