Contact your Elected Officials

  • Contact your City Councilors. In February, 2018, the City of Carlton passed a "Resolution in Support of a Moratorium on Copper-Nickel Sulfide Mining in the St. Louis River Watershed". Check it out https://www.duluthforcleanwater.org/city-of-carlton-mn-moratorium-resolution/ Please review and share with your own city councilors. Ask them to speak on the dangers posed by PolyMet. council@duluthmn.gov

  • Call Duluth Mayor Larson and ask her: Does she agree that our stake in this matter as a Downstream community is important? Have Duluthians, including her, seen an emergency response plan? Do we adequately understand long-term cumulative health impacts, including to mercury-susceptible newborns? You can reach Mayor Larson at 218-730-5230 or email via http://www.duluthmn.gov/mayor

  • Tell Governor Dayton that PolyMet’s copper sulfide mine proposal isn’t worth the risk: 1-800-657-3717 http://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/form/. You can also join our #DenyThePermit postcard campaign at any of our tabling events.

  • Tell MN DNR the same: 651-296-6157 or 888-MINNDNR (646-6367)

  • Tell MPCA to preserve the sulfate limit and apply it year-round to all wild rice waters: 651-296-6300 or 800-657-3864

  • Tell St. Louis County Commissioners copper sulfide mine proposal isn’t worth the risk: http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/HOME/E-Request/Contact-Your-Commissioners

    The Glencore/PolyMet sulfide mining proposal is too dangerous for Lake Superior and the communities downstream. Minnesota can do better -- you can be a part of that.  Thank you.