Boundary Waters Mining

A prospecting drill rig bores into bedrock near Ely, Minn., in 2011 in search of copper, nickel and precious metals that Twin Metals Minnesota, hopes to mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota. The fight over whether to allow copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota is now shifting to St. Paul. The U.S. Forest Service is opening a new set of public meetings on its proposal to bar minerals exploration and development on more than 234,000 acres near the pristine wilderness for up to 20 years. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski, File)

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