White Iron Chain Of Lakes Association

News & Updates Blog

McCollum Statement on Twin Metals’ Parent Company’s Environmental Violations

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement following reports that Antofagasta, the Chilean parent company of Twin Metals, could face up to a $24 million fine for violating Chile’s environmental protection laws:

“The revelation of Antofagasta’s environmental violations at a Chilean mine is yet another reason to reject this company’s plans to conduct dangerous mining in Minnesota’s Rainy River Drainage Basin.

“Sulfide-ore copper mining is an inherently risky activity and would likely lead to permanent damage to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park. Antofagasta’s poor environmental record conducting this type of mining in its home country exacerbates that risk.

“The Obama administration should act quickly to prevent Antofagasta from conducting sulfide-ore copper mining in the Rainy River Drainage Basin. We simply cannot allow a company that shows a reckless disregard for environmental regulations to mine next to our Minnesota treasures.”

http://mccollum.house.gov/press-release/mccollum-statement-twin-metals%E2%80%99-parent-company%E2%80%99s-environmental-violations.

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.wicola.org/

PO Box 493
Ely, MN 55731

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member or renewing your membership, follow the link below.

Support WICOLA

Please consider financially supporting WICOLA by following the link below.

© White Iron Chain Of Lakes Association - All rights reserved.