An environmental group is asking Governor Tim Walz’s administration to deny key permits for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely because they say the Trump administration is withholding information that likely shows the project will endanger the B-W-C-A. Former D-N-R Commissioner Tom Landwehr, now with the group Save the Boundary Waters says, “We know that there’s a report out there. The governor and the commissioners can say,… we do not have a complete application from you until you provide those reports.”
Landwehr says the Walz administration has not said whether they agree or disagree with that stance. It’s expected Twin Metals will formally submit its plan soon.