A Win for Minnesota’s Wild Rice Waters: Fond du Lac Prevails on Key Aspect of Minntac NPDES Appeal

I’m proud to be on the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s legal team in this first-in-Minnesota tribal appeal of an off-reservation water discharge permit. The Minnesota Court of Appeals has granted a portion of the Band’s appeal and kicked the NPDES/SDS permit for the Minntac Tailings Basin on Minnesota’s Iron Range back down to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to do a better review of impacts to downstream waters–including the Twin Lakes, important wild rice waters that have been damaged over decades of Minntac pollution.

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