Case Study: Polymet

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A company called PolyMet wants to build a copper-nickel mine in Northern Minnesota. It would infringe on Superior National Forest, where many species and geographical elements would be disrupted. PolyMet plans on mining for 20 years, and afterwards will do its best to repair and return the land to its original state. There are numerous debates and arguments over whether they should be allowed to mine on the land. The state owns the land, but the company owns its mineral rights. (BC Hydro, 2013, p. X) This causes conflict with many different groups and clashes between what is more important: economic opportunities or the effects on the population. My opinion is that the dangerous effects far outweigh the gain. One enormous drawback is that
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