The last meeting for the supplemental draft Environmental Impact Statement took place last night in St. Paul, with supporters once again showing up on droves and many expressing their confidence in the SDEIS process.
The St. Paul RiverCentre ballroom was overflowing with more than 2,000 people who came out to make their voice heard. Our team is humbled by the tremendous support for the PolyMet copper-nickel mining project, and we thank everyone for their constructive, thoughtful and civil comments at this meeting. We couldn’t have asked for a better turnout.
We’d like to share with you two of many news stories that we feel objectively covered the event:
Project supporters who spoke at the meeting did an excellent job of addressing more than the project’s jobs creation and economic impact. Speakers also shared:
- Their belief that we should mine these metals we all use in Minnesota, where Minnesota’s strict environmental regulations ensure it will be done safely.
- Their confidence in PolyMet’s ability to mine while protecting Minnesota’s natural resources – this is their backyard and they wouldn’t endorse a project they thought would harm the environment.
- Their believe in the process and trust in the science and regulatory agencies making the decisions.
With the three public meetings behind us, PolyMet sincerely thanks all the businesses, organizations and individuals that have supported the PolyMet project and our vision – a vision of jobs, economic growth, essential metals and environmental responsibility. It is because of you that we are able to move Minnesota copper-nickel mining forward.
The public comment period runs through March 13, 2014, so there’s still time to comment on the environmental review. Read our blog post to learn how to comment and get tips on writing effective comments.
Let’s finish out the comment period strong!