Our Opinion: Sulfide mining is bad for state
Who needs it? That’s what we say about copper-nickel mining in Minnesota.
While it would bring jobs to the Iron Range area, that type of mining is an environmental disaster waiting to happen.
We were willing to keep an open mind about it, but now state regulators are saying a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeast Minnesota would generate water pollution for up to 500 years and require billions of dollars in long-term cleanup costs, according to the Star Tribune.
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