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An Open Letter: I have been seeing lake sturgeon and plan to keep it up in 2020-
GLN Writer James Proffitt’s relationship with the ancient fish flourished in 2019, and he plans to take it further in the next year.03
Twin Metals Minnesota files formal mine plan with regulators-
Twin Metals Minnesota’s plan for an underground copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota is a project that has drawn fierce opposition because it would sit just upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
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No major impacts on Lake Superior found from Line 3 pipeline-
An updated environmental review released by a Minnesota state agency Monday found no serious threat to Lake Superior if crude oil ever leaked from a new pipeline to replace Enbridge Energy’s aging Line 3 across northern Minnesota.
Hundreds of waterways added to Minnesota list of impaired waters-
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has added 581 waterways to its list of impaired waters in its biennial report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released Wednesday.
Powerful storms hit Great Lakes coastline communities, knocking down power lines-
Utilities are trying to restore power as winds buffet the region and waves pound the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior coasts. The storms also are causing widespread lakeside erosion, putting properties at risk.
Water certification denied for Line 3; re-filing expected-
Minnesota pollution regulators have denied a water quality certification for Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 3 upgrade.
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Minnesota appeals court blocks water quality permit for PolyMet mine-
The proposed mine, which would be Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine, has had a permit stayed due to potential unaddressed environmental concerns.
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Five Midwestern governors push presidential candidates to aid Great Lakes-
Five Democratic governors of states in the Great Lakes region Monday urged the candidates in next year’s presidential election to support a plan for safeguarding their shared waters by boosting federal spending on treatment plants and environmental cleanups.