06 Jul '18, 9pm

We’re Suing to Save a World-Famous Canoeing Wilderness From Mining Pollution https://t.co/046A5tB3bv

Voyage two or three lakes deep into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and you might not see another human being for a day at a time. Boats with motors are banned in the chain of 1,100 lakes that stretches along Minnesota’s border with Canada, and entry permits are carefully rationed. What’s left is true serenity: the quiet splash of your paddle breaking the surface, the crackle of a campfire, and the haunting call of the loons. All of that — the clean water, the peacefulness, the 200,000 annual visitors and the boost they bring to Minnesota’s economy — is under threat. Mining leases adjacent to the Boundary Waters threaten to introduce sulfide mining and its inevitable, catastrophic acid discharge that permanently contaminates fresh water. The leases, first approved in 1966, and renewed again in 1989 and 2004, lapsed under the Obama Administration after the company...

Full article: https://earthjustice.org/blog/2018-june/we-re-suing-to-sa...

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