|Re: Update on PolyMet - bill in Mn Legislature||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:47:12 -0700 (PDT)|
Thanks for the information, Marcy. I wonder why Rep. Phyllis Kahn decided to co-author it. I thought she was smart enough to recognize a PR stunt. (Perhaps because the Institute would be established at the University of Minnesota Duluth.) May I assume 43 million is a typo? The proposed appropriation is $3 million. Scott Jackson sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 8:27 AM, Marcy Leussler <mleussler [at] hotmail.com>wrote: > > Here is an update from Wendy Jerome on the PolyMet mining issue -- this > was mentioned at our meeting last evening, but here is the information for > those not there. We are asking people to contact their legislators to vote > no on these bills. > > > I'm not finding any updates at the three websites I've cased - except for > an article from Twin Cities Daily Planet which I trust. march 28, Elanne > Palcich, Community Voices describes legislation introduced in Mn House and > Senate (HF2842/SF2632) to create a "Sustainable Mining Institute" > appropriating 43 million for 2015 and accepting funds from "outside > sources" to study how to do mining in MN in sustainable ways. The writer > is pretty clear that this is a PR stunt and sneaky opportunity to spread > misinformation, a ply by outside sulfide mining interests. > > Besides, what it's proposed to do, study environmental impact etc, is > already covered by the existing natural Resource Research Institute and the > Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, as well as the Mn DNR Dept > of Lands and Minerals. the writer encourages contacting legislators not to > support HF 2842 and SF2632. > >
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