Northland’s NewsCenter reported that US Congress is currently debating the Strategic Minerals Act, which could reduce the time it takes to approve proposed copper-nickel mines in Minnesota.
As quoted in the market news:
Many environmentalists fear pollution from non ferrous mines could spoil the Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters.
‘It would roll back the very laws the mining companies point to and say that they can meet.’ said Ian Kimmer of The Friends Of The Boundary Waters.
Mining supporters say that’s not the case. They say it will just streamline the permitting process not circumvent it.