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Protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from toxic sulfide ore mining

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People are drawn to the Boundary Waters Wilderness because of its million acres of wildlands, 1000 pristine lakes and streams, 1500 miles of canoe routes, incredible beauty, and unlimited opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
 
Unfortunately, these pristine lands and waters continue to be threatened by toxic mining that could forever pollute this area. Antofagasta, a Chilean copper-mining giant and Twin Metals (the smaller company it owns) are proposing a vast sulfide-ore copper mine on federal lands adjacent to and draining into the Boundary Waters Wilderness. 
 
Sulfide mining, which has never been done in Minnesota, releases acid mine drainage. This drainage is a toxic mix of sulfuric acid and heavy metals. It would pollute rivers and groundwater for hundreds of years, and is unacceptably risky in the water-rich environment of Northeastern Minnesota.

Protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness today. Tell the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management that the edge of the Boundary Waters should be off limits to toxic sulfide ore mining!
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