Friends board member co-authors Duluth op-ed

“The PolyMet permit would make Minnesotans … on the hook for more than $1 billion in cleanup costs if the mine fails,” writes Friends board member John Gappa in an opinion piece he co-authored for the Duluth News Tribune.

“First, the DNR should listen to the sharks and implement their recommendations to maximize the amount of cash, minimize the amount of bonds, and require an updated financial analysis. If PolyMet is permitted, outside experts should continue to be used to annually review PolyMet’s financial assurance. This annual review process should be open and transparent so the public knows the risk we are taking on and what is being done to minimize it.”