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Minnesota publication asks if PolyMet, Twin Metals can fight climate change

PolyMet permit process sign. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
PolyMet permit process sign. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

An article published last week in the online publication MinnPost explores the notion of what role proposed copper-nickel mines in northeastern Minnesota can play in defeating climate change.

The article explores the topic of how copper and nickel mined at both the PolyMet and Twin Metals sites could be used in solar panels, batteries for electric vehicles and other means of reducing the carbon footprint for people in Minnesota and beyond. Sources in the article include mining supporters, environmentalists and Gov. Tim Walz.

The author of the article is MinnPost reporter Walker Orenstein. He spoke with WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs about the article titled: “Should we mine copper and nickel in Minnesota … to help defeat climate change?”

To read the full article on the MinnPost site, click here.

To find Orenstein’s full interview with Gov. Walz, click here.