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A dangerous copper mining project near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness will not move forward after the Biden administration cancelled its leases in January. The proposed Twin Metals mine threatened the 1,200 miles of rivers, lakes, and streams that make up this paradise for hikers and boaters.
Earthjustice challenged the project in court in 2019 when the Trump administration renewed leases for the mines. We will not rest until public lands and waters across the country are safe from industrial exploitation.
What Just Happened: The Biden administration threw out the mine’s permits.
Why It Matters: Mining could have destroyed the unique wild haven of the Boundary Waters.
What Happens Next: It’s time for a total ban on mining in the Boundary Waters region.
Mineral mining is just one way that extractive industries destroy public lands for private profit. Tell the Department of the Interior to protect our public lands and waters from fossil fuel development: