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The company and its supporters want an environmental review of its project, not a blanket ban or study on hypothetical projects within the watershed.
The study will inform the federal government on whether to place a 20-year ban on that type of mining in the watershed.
During a Friday, May 6, visit to St. Paul, Haaland said she couldn’t disclose if her agency would allow the proposed mine to move forward after the Interior canceled two mineral leases for Twin Metals, the company that wants to develop the mine. The secretary of the interior wasin Minnesota to announce nearly $9 million in federal funding for urban parks in the state.
Following the U.S. Department of the Interior's cancellation of federal mineral leases associated with the Twin Metals project, the DNR has stopped work on the state's environmental review.
Last year, the administration initiated a mineral withdrawal for the same watershed as the Boundary Waters.
The move follows last week's initiation of a mineral withdrawal in the same watershed as the Boundary Waters.

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Proponents of Twin Metals descended on the nation's capitol this week in an effort to prevent a two-year delay from becoming permanent protection of thousands of acres outside the Boundary Waters.
The move bans new leases for at least two years and could lead to a 20-year mineral withdrawal. The move does not immediately target Twin Metals' existing leases.
From the column: "As authors of “The Future is Today“ (thefutureistoday.info/), we welcome a broad public debate on our entire series of recommendations."

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