Divisive copper mine draws full house and strong views to first hearing

  • Article by: Josephine Marcotty , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 17, 2014 - 1:52 PM

Speakers on both sides, chosen at random, got three minutes to speak in Duluth.

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woodyagJan. 16, 14 6:18 PM

"They are not going to do anything that would be negative in their own back yard." Really? To demonstrate that - it should be policy that all executives of the company- and all Board directors - have to live on the mine site, with all their families. All the time. Then- maybe- they'll actually be motivated to live up to their promises.

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thedanmanJan. 16, 14 6:25 PM

When isn't an activist alarmed over something? Especially things they know nothing about. Be nice to create some jobs in this state. Just check out some statements in David Peterson's strib article: Demographics beat: Stop kicking workers out, state analyst suggests

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quinnerooJan. 16, 14 6:31 PM

It's OK northern Minnesota. We'll make sure we never pollute your air or water.........said very mine owner, ever.

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Minnesoda73Jan. 16, 14 7:14 PM

Excellent jobs for people who need them. People in the Twin Cities should stay out of it.

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Douglind33Jan. 16, 14 7:25 PM

I'm waiting to hear of ONE similar mining operation that isn't an environmental disaster. Name ONE and I'll believe it's possible. Until then, job dreamers are deliberately avoiding reality.

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westofmplsJan. 16, 14 7:31 PM

Excellent jobs and major water toxins...just ask the people in West Virginia who couldn't drink the water....

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herovillainJan. 16, 14 7:36 PM

Minnesoda73: People in the Twin Cities should stay out of it? Then shall the people of the Twin Cities stop subsidizing the Range via LGA?

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webfootJan. 16, 14 7:46 PM

@Minnesoda73: This is EVERY resident of this state's concern, Minnesoda73. And EVERYONE, no matter what city they live in, in this state, has a voice. It's time we stop the politics and the GREED and do what's right. We have a responsibility for our wildlife and for future generations to keep our environment safe. If we keep going as we are, letting everything be about MONEY, this state and this country is in real trouble. We already are...

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supervon2Jan. 16, 14 8:14 PM

It was noted that the people who wanted jobs are from the Iron Range and the environmentalists drove all the way from the Twin Cities. You have to ask yourself-who would know better than those who live there?

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A440Jan. 16, 14 8:17 PM

Would Polymet follow the same path, if every manager and executive were subject to criminal liability if damage is realized?

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