January 14, 2020 / 12:59 PM / 8 days ago

State court yanks permits for $1 bln Minnesota copper-nickel mine project

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a decision by Minnesota regulators to grant permits to a Glencore Inc-controlled company seeking to set up a mining operation costing nearly $1 billion, siding with environmentalists who had requested a review of its mining and dam-safety permits.

A three-judge panel said the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) erred in issuing a mining permit without a definite term and was also remiss in denying a request by more than half-a-dozen green groups to review the potential environmental effects of PolyMet Mining Corp’s planned mine in Minnesota’s northeast. They affirmed the transfer of an existing permit.

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