AURORA, MINN. (AP) – About 450 people gathered at Mesabi East High School on Wednesday in support of the first two public meetings on key permits for proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine.
Minnesota house speaker Kurt Daudt said that PolyMet has done everything to show that they can meet the state’s environmental standards. Polymet also wants to prove that they represent growth and job opportunities in the eastern Iron Range.
Other members of environmental groups, such as Friends of the Boundary Waters, are worried PolyMet could potentially damage the environment and not be able to afford cleanup costs.
A meeting in Duluth is scheduled for Thursday.