August 13, 2013

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed its review of the Preliminary Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (PSDEIS) for the development of PolyMet’s Minnesota copper and nickel mine.

In a letter sent August 7, 2013, to the U.S. Forest Service, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the EPA provides constructive recommendations for preparing the draft EIS for additional public feedback.

Two highlights from the EPAs letter reflect the significant progress made in preparing the EIS for project approval decision-making, including:

  • “The PSDEIS, along with the additional information provided to EPA during its review, reflects significant progress in designing and clearly documenting the project.”
  • EPA appreciates the collaborative and constructive discussions we have had with the co-lead agencies since receiving the PSDEIS. In these discussions, we have covered all of the areas where EPA had questions or comments.

To read the entire EPA Letter and Recommendations, CLICK HERE.

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