Duluth News Tribune
Opinion: Craig Olson and Brian Hanson
Our state and federal agencies have a thorough process in place to ensure the proposed PolyMet mine meets all of the rigorous environmental protections required by law, including providing significant financial assurances. Regulations aren’t anything new. Trusted systems are in place to make sure that legal, responsible projects can deliver hundreds of jobs and a protected environment. All businesses — from your local day care to the accounting firm that does your taxes to mining companies — must meet regulations to ensure our assets are protected.