Thursday, May 31, 2012

Superior National Forest: Prospecting May Be Permitted

The Associated Press in Minneapolis reported that prospecting may be permitted in Superior National Forest in the wake of a recent environment impact statement.   The U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday, May 28, 2012 that it has completed a final environmental impact statement on the effects of prospecting for copper, nickel, platinum and related minerals in the Superior National Forest of northeastern Minnesota, clearing the way for a federal agency to issue 29 drilling permits near Ely.

If the Bureau of Land Management issues the permits, the prospecting would have to abide by the protections specified in the final environmental impact statement that was posted online Tuesday, the Forest Service said.

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