Re: Update on PolyMet - bill in Mn Legislature
From: MADELINE SIMON (madeline-mplsmsn.com)
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:53:00 -0700 (PDT)
Does CCC want to post to MAP's Action Online Tool website an Action for 
emailing legislators to vote against this bill?  The Action would be sponsored 
by FUS SJC.

Looked at Legislature pages--bills were referred to the Higher Education... 
Committee in each house.

Thanks.



Peace,
Madeline

> From: sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com
> Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:46:49 -0500
> Subject: Re: [CCC] Update on PolyMet - bill in Mn Legislature
> CC: fusclimate [at] justcomm.org
> To: madeline-mpls [at] msn.com
> 
> 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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