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 Please review and share with your own city councilors. Ask them to speak on the dangers posed by PolyMet.

  • 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

  • Tell Governor Dayton that PolyMet’s copper sulfide mine proposal isn’t worth the risk: 1-800-657-3717 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:

    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.