Why did a Court of Appeals Judge ask if PolyMet’s dam was a Hail Mary? A reprise

March 29, 2023

It’s more of a Lazarus, really

Corps of Engineers: tear up this permit

April 27, 2022

Polymet’s 404 wetlands destruction permit must be revoked


MN lege: Legitimate taxpayer protection

April 25, 2022

From having to pay to clean up a disaster

When I, Good Friends, Was Called to the Bar*

October 28, 2021

A Gilbert and Sullivan character shows up at the Minnesota Court of Appeals


Pres. Biden doesn’t seem to see a need for PolyMet

May 28, 2021

Or for new mining, sulfide or otherwise, in general. From earlier this week: U.S. President Joe Biden will rely on ally countries to supply the bulk of the metals needed to build electric vehicles and focus on processing them domestically into battery parts, part of a strategy designed to placate environmentalists, two administration officials with […]


It’s past time for PolyMet/Glencore to just give up

May 2, 2021

But they won’t.

Same song, thousandth verse

March 19, 2021

A sulfide mining fan sings an old song

Read the latest Spotty ™ winner

March 17, 2021

No to corruption and pollution

All the copper mining happy dancing is premature

September 11, 2020

Pay no attention to the EPA staffer with a gag over his mouth

There’s something rotten in Minnesota, a reprise

September 6, 2020

A story from September of 2019

The DNR and PCA don’t deserve a pass from the Supreme Court

July 25, 2020

Important cases are pending before the Minnesota high court


Minnesota firms seek, and get, waivers to spew toxins

June 18, 2020

You’ve probably seen that the Environmental Protection Agency, which is essentially being destroyed thanks to the relentless corruption and mind-bogglingly pitiful stupidity of Trump and his Buffoon Brigade, was told a while back to essentially stop enforcing environmental protection laws, under cover of the COVID-19 pandemic. And you have to be awfully naive, not to […]