Monthly Archives: April 2015

New Scholarship Supporting Tribal Authority under the Clean Water Act

Sulfide mining and other industrial activities that destroy wetlands have the potential to affect tribal waters both where the discharge originates and downstream. Pollution and destruction of habitats can impair treaty rights to hunt, fish and gather. Since 1987, federally-recognized … Continue reading

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Still Fighting to Defend the Wild Rice Sulfate Standard

Minnesota’s wild rice standard is, again, under attack at the Minnesota Legislature. Although the extensive scientific research done with public funds by University of Minnesota researchers confirmed the validity of the 10 milligrams per liter sulfate standard to protect wild … Continue reading

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Detailed Comments Submitted on Minnesota’s First Proposed Sulfide Mine

On March 13, 2014, on behalf of WaterLegacy, I submitted detailed comments and expert opinions criticizing the supplemental draft environmental impact statement (SDEIS) for the PolyMet NorthMet project, Minnesota’s first proposed sulfide mine. Our 180 pages of WaterLegacy Comment on … Continue reading

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