The Trump Administration has issued a faulty environmental assessment (EA) to justify its illegal decision to renew two expired federal mineral leases formerly owned by Twin Metals at the doorstep of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota. Please take action by next Tuesday, January 22.
The Boundary Waters is America's most visited Wilderness. The 1.1 million-acre lakeland Wilderness has over 1,000 lakes and 1,200 miles of rivers and streams containing clean, drinkable water. It offers unmatched fishing, hunting, and recreational opportunities. The Superior National Forest and Voyageurs National Park are also priceless to the American people.
Pollution from this proposed mine will inevitably drain into and damage the fabled Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, other parts of Superior National Forest, and Voyageurs National Park.
Please urge the Trump Administration's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to not renew the two federal mineral leases: https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/comments/commentSubmission.do?commentPeriodId=74028. Comments are due next Tuesday, January 22.