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Biden administration cancels Twin Metals' leases to mine near BWCA

2022-01-27 5:45 PM | News2 Coordinator (Administrator)

Great news for Paddlers!!  The Biden administration has canceled two federal mineral leases held by Twin Metals Minnesota, dealing a potentially fatal blow to the company’s bid to build an underground mine for copper, nickel and precious metals on the doorstep of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Those leases, located along Birch Lake in the Superior National Forest, about 7 miles east of Ely and just south of the BWCA, are critical to Twin Metals’ plans. They’re required for the company to access the valuable minerals underground.  - more info can be found on MPRnews.org


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