10 Oct 2013
October 10, 2013

Minnesotans Malleable on Copper Mining, Polls Show

October 10, 2013

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Jim Hammerand

Minnesota copper mining backers are pointing to a new state poll that shows support for copper projects.

The poll, commissioned by pro-mining group Jobs for Minnesotans, found 48 percent of Minnesota voters support copper nickel mining, 22 percent oppose it and 31 percent need more information to decide.

The poll contradicts a survey conducted by an anti-mining group that found slim opposition to copper mines but 40 percent who weren’t sure either way. Both polls pointed to a large share of undecided Minnesotans, who might be more informed when regulators release a revised environmental review of the PolyMet project later this year.

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