Support the Safes Mines to Protect Our Water legislation
Our lakes, rivers and streams are what make Minnesota such a special place and this is an important legacy to leave to our kids and grandkids.
But new sulfide mines threaten that legacy, because they could pollute our water and leave Minnesota taxpayers holding the bag for expensive clean-up operations.
Sulfide mines in other states have polluted lakes, rivers and streams with sulfuric acid and toxic metals, killing fish and leaving the water unsafe to drink. We cannot take that risk here in Minnesota.
The Safes Mines to Protect Our Water legislation (SF 845/HF 916) is important to make sure sulfide mining is done right in Minnesota, and will prevent us from experiencing the types of problems other states have with this form of mining.
Please support the Safe Mines bill and make sure it gets a committee hearing. We need to pass the Safe Mines legislation now, so that sulfide mining is done right in Minnesota from the start, and not wait until we have had the sort of disasters that other states have experienced before passing the necessary laws.
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