Speakers can give up their three minutes to someone else. Lindsay Dean of St. Paul just yielded her time to Don Arnosti, policy director of Audubon. He says the proposal is a bad deal for Minnesota, especially future generations.
Phil Larson of Duluth says we are global citizens, notes that we are consuming a lot of copper and should take that into consideration. Says MN has control over how mining is done.
Ian Kimmer of Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is asking that the comment period be extended from 90 to 180 days because of the complexity of the environmental study. I interviewed the DNR's Steve Colvin this week and he said no final decision has been made about whether to extend the comment period, despite Commissioner Landwehr indicating it would not be extended. DNR officials are going to pay attention to this meeting and get a little more information before deciding whether to extend the comment period.
Current speaker is expressing concern about the tailings basin. Not the first time it's come up. PolyMet plans to put copper-nickel tailings on top of the old LTV tailings basin.
The current commenter is citing very specific sections of the SDEIS and quoting them.