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Native American group challenges mining permit

Jan 09, 2019 - Marketline Newswire

The Fond du Lac Band, one of six Native American tribes that make up the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, has challenged the state environmental agency over its issuing of a permit for US Steel's Minntac iron mine.

Representatives of the Band have lodged an appeal with the Minnesota Court of Appeals, after the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) granted an extension to a permit first issued in 1987, enabling operations to commence at the Minntac mine.However, the Band believes that the new ...