In response to an announcement by Twin Metals to propose an industrial sulfide-ore processing facility close to the Boundary Waters, Doug Niemela of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters has issued the following statement.
"Chilean-owned mining company, Twin Metals Minnesota, has floated proposals to build a massive and destructive sulfide-ore copper mine on public lands next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the country’s only significant lakeland Wilderness. Twin Metals now proposes moving operations even closer to the Boundary Waters.
Sulfide-ore copper mining will pollute the Boundary Waters, result in the loss of thousands of jobs and many businesses in Northeastern Minnesota and across the State, and deprive our children and grandchildren of their wild lands heritage.
Seventy percent of Minnesotans oppose copper mining near the Boundary Waters. Sportsmen and women, business owners, and Boundary Waters users across the country will continue fighting to protect the Boundary Waters from the threat of this toxic mining."