What’s the latest “exploratory drilling” up north all about?

November 18, 2023

“Exploratory drilling” can be manipulated

A little Twin Metals embroidery

June 10, 2022

Hoist on its own petard


Twin Metals looks to be a goner

February 23, 2022

A gentleman does not “gloat,” but certainly I was pleased to see this (and I have plenty of company): About three weeks after President Joe Biden’s administration canceled two federal mineral leases near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it has stopped work on the state’s environmental review […]


Emmer, Stauber dinged in Twin Metals lawsuit

September 9, 2020

I’ve added some new polling of the state.


Twin Metals gets slapped back

June 26, 2020

At least, I hope that’s how we can interpret this. Minnesota environmental regulators have published nearly 800 comments on the Twin Metals plan to build a copper-nickel mine just outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota, deeming the company’s project proposal “incomplete.” The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says it needs […]


Bad court ruling, by Trump flunky, puts the BWCA at further risk

March 19, 2020

What a load of crap. A federal district court judge has ruled in favor of the Trump administration’s decision to reinstate federal mineral leases that could eventually lead to a sulfide-based copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The decision, issued Monday, was not a surprise to opponents of the mine, who had expected […]

Stauber and Emmer to save the day for Twin Metals

July 16, 2019

Take this, sulfides opponents! Members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Western Caucus, including Eighth District Representative Pete Stauber are seeking an investigation of what they’ve termed an “Obama Administration scandal-plagued land grab in northern Minnesota.” Stauber, caucus chairman Paul Gosar of Arzona, and Minnesota’s Tom Emmer, are seeking a U.S. House investigation into Obama […]


The Twin Metals/Trump family relationship is all over the news

June 27, 2019

But why now?

When the going gets tough

July 11, 2014

The senior mining companies take a powder