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October 20, 2021

U.S. Forest Service requests mineral withdrawal of federal public lands in the Rainy River Drainage Basin to complete process abruptly cancelled by the Trump administration.

October 18, 2021

Today the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters released a report detailing how Chilean mining giant Antofagasta is "greenwashing" its risky Twin Metals mining project next to Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

September 20, 2021

Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness’s groundbreaking lawsuit triggers an important review of the risks to the Boundary Waters posed by sulfide-ore copper mining in the Rainy River Headwaters.

September 15, 2021

Chilean mining conglomerate Antofagasta's Twin Metals has hired the lobbying firm of former Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to push it's risky mining project next to Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

August 31, 2021

Yesterday former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Ted Roosvelt IV, the great grandson of former president Theodore Roosevelt, urged the Biden administration to protect Minnesota's Boundary Waters from the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining in a commentary published in the MN Reformer.

August 23, 2021

Yesterday the Star Tribune published an editorial calling on the Biden administration to take federal action to protect Minnesota's Boundary Waters Wilderness from the threat posed by sulfide-ore copper mining in its watershed, most significantly by Chilean mining conglomerate Antofagasta's Twin Metals project.

July 6, 2021

Late last week it was reported that Antofagasta PLC, owner of the Twin Metals mining project on the doorstep of the Boundary Waters, has once again inked deals to supply copper concentrates from its mines to Chinese smelters. This copper will then be turned around and sold on the world market.  

Jan 26, 2022
Reuters
The U.S. Department of the Interior canceled two mineral leases for Antofagasta Plc's (ANTO.L) proposed Twin Metals copper and nickel mine in Minnesota on Wednesday, effectively killing the project and handing a major win to environmentalists.
Jan 26, 2022
E&E News: Green Wire
The Biden administration today canceled two leases for a highly contested copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota that were reinstated under former President Trump.  The Interior Department’s actions nix the two mineral leases held by Twin Metals Minnesota LLC, a subsidiary of Chilean mining company Antofagasta PLC. Twin Metals’ project would mine copper, nickel and other commodities near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a popular spot for recreation and tourism near the Canadian border.  
Jan 26, 2022
The Washington Post
The Biden administration has canceled two leases near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness — a remote, lake-pocked region at the center of a blistering fight over whether to mine near one of the nation’s most popular wilderness destinations.

VIDEOS & WEBINARS

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Short video celebrating the life of Former Vice President Walter Mondale, who fought fervently to protect Minnesota’s Boundary Waters from toxic mining. 

Watch the entire "Boundary Waters Traverse" film! On May 22, 2021 Alex Falconer ran over 110 miles in 38 hrs 15 mins and 3 seconds, through the heart of the Boundary Waters completing the first known attempt to trail run the "Boundary Waters Traverse”.

Patagonia's feature-length film - Public Trust. The film focuses on the Boundary Waters and other high-profile, threatened public lands across the United States.

In Deep Water: A Fight to Save the Boundary Waters The Campaign produced a mini-documentary to educate new audiences on the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining on the edge of the Boundary Waters.

Kids for the Boundary Waters is an organization run by youth with the goal of building a community of young wilderness advocates.

KEEN Story Camp was an event that included a public open-mic session on the edge of the Wilderness, where attendees canoed the lakes during the day and told stories around the fire at night.

A stunning short film that follows Dave and Amy Freeman's year spent in the Boundary Waters Wilderness. Bear Witness shares Dave and Amy's experiences in all seasons and how the Freemans dedicated themselves to this expedition in an effort to raise awareness about the threats to the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining. 

A stunning short film that follows Dave and Amy Freeman's year spent in the Boundary Waters Wilderness. Bear Witness shares Dave and Amy's experiences in all seasons and how the Freemans dedicated themselves to this expedition in an effort to raise awareness about the threats to the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining. 

Covering 2,000 miles and crossing nine states, authors and National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Amy and Dave Freeman are biking from Ely, Minnesota, to Washington D.C. this spring to promote their new book, A Year in the Wilderness, and continue their efforts to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, one of our country’s most precious and expansive Wilderness areas.

A short documentary film centered around protecting the Boundary Waters. The film's focus is on the people who help spread appreciation for the land and carry on, in their own individual ways, the legacy of Sigurd Olson, a writer and conservationist who was responsible for the area's National Forest designation in 1978.

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WEBINARS

Lease Cancelation Webinar - 1/27/22

Save the Boundary Waters Press Conference: Lease Cancelation - 1/26/2022

Issue 101 and the Path to Permanent Protection for the Boundary Waters - 9/3/2021

Fishing Webinar 5/5/2021

Saving the Boundary Waters: Stories About Runners and Kids Working to Protect America’s Most Visited Wilderness - June 2021

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