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Clean water is how we define 'way of life'

On June 6, after careful review and analysis, the Army Corps of Engineers revoked the Section 404 wetlands permit for PolyMet Mining, Inc.’s proposed NorthMet mining project. This was a great victory for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, clean water, and Minnesota. Yet, in a press release issued shortly after the decision was made public, U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber from the Eighth Congressional District decried the Corps’ decision as an assault on northern Minnesota and our way of life. We are writing to set the record straight.

The Band is a sovereign tribal government. In the 1854...

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