More Harm Than Good

Northern Minnesota has a long, proud taconite mining tradition, but the new sulfide mines that foreign companies are proposing are very different from iron mining and very risky for our state.

Sulfide mining has never been done in Minnesota. It could contaminate important watersheds with toxic chemicals, including acid and cyanide. That means permanent damage in the Boundary Waters, pollution in and near Lake Superior, and contaminated drinking water for many Minnesotans.

No Damage Deposit

In many cases, foreign mining interests just like these have gone bankrupt, underestimated costs, or struck back room deals with politicians to avoid paying the full costs -- leaving taxpayers stuck with the bills for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Toxic sulfide waste, ruined drinking water and lost natural treasures are bad enough -- but economic devastation is the last thing Northern Minnesota needs.