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Mining Permits

In a case relating to the approval of an air-emissions permit for PolyMet Mining and its NorthMet mine project, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is not required under the Clean Air Act to investigate allegations of sham permitting when “a source first applies for a synthetic minor source permit.”

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In a case relating to the approval of an air-emissions permit for PolyMet Mining and its NorthMet mine project, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is not required under the Clean Air Act to investigate allegations of sham permitting when “a source first applies for a synthetic minor source permit.”

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