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The recommendation came on the first day of a three-day public hearing.
The union in 2019 said it learned from a whistleblower that state regulators kept the federal agency's comments and concerns out of the public record.
It's the second time the Center for Biological Diversity has filed such a lawsuit.
PolyMet is planning an open-pit mine, tailings basin and processing facility near Hoyt Lakes and Babbitt. The mine would be the first of its kind in Minnesota.

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From the column: "As authors of “The Future is Today“ (thefutureistoday.info/), we welcome a broad public debate on our entire series of recommendations."
Minnesota Supreme court upholds lower court's reversal of PolyMet's permit to mine, but reverses the lower court's decision to require additional hearing on several other issues.
Opponents of copper-nickel mining say the bill won't go anywhere in Congress.
Questions persist over a March 2018 report outlining potential expansion plans.
Opponents say the permits are a "sham permit" because the company has indicated it's looking to expand its operation.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed the three permits in January and ordered the DNR to hold a contested-case hearing on them.

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The air permits are the latest PolyMet permits requiring further review by the agency that awarded them.
The legislation’s intent, just like it was in 2018 and last year, isn’t to stifle anyone’s First Amendment rights to free speech or to peaceably assemble. Rather, the Minnesota Senate’s proposed Worker Safety and Energy Security Act is all about stiffening fines and other penalties when protesting goes too far.
Two companies — Twin Metals Minnesota and PolyMet — are hoping to establish what would become a new mining industry for the region, tapping into vast deposits of copper, nickel and precious metals underneath the forests and lakes of the northern reaches of the state.

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