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Federal judge deals another serious blow to proposed copper-nickel mine on edge Minnesota wilderness

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dealt another serious setback to the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota. The judge in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by the company that sought to regain mineral rights leases that the Biden administration had cancelled. It was the latest blow to the $1.7 billion project, which has faced stiff opposition from environmental and tourism groups that say it would pose an unacceptable threat to the pristine wilderness along the U.S-Canadian border. Twin Metals says it’s considering its next steps.

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