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Organizational Resources
Sulfide Mining Related Resources

Community Downloadable Flyers

Talon Mine Risks - 1 page PDF flyer (

Dangers of Sulfide Mining - 1 page PDF flyer (

Eagle Mine Environmental Impacts - 1 page PDF flyer (

Wild Rice Impacts - 1 page PDF flyer (

Rio Tinto: A History of Corruption - 1 page PDF flyer (

EV Batteries - 1 page PDF flyer (

Prove It First - 1 page PDF flyer (

Minnesota Mining Regulators - 1 page PDF (

Geology of Aitkin County - 1 page PDF flyer (

Summary Half Sheet (

Community Downloadable Presentations (top)

Mapping MEPA: How to Engage in MN Environmental Review ( by Joy Anderson, Supervising Attorney Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Ignorance is NOT bliss ( by Paula Maccabee - WaterLegacy Advocacy Director & Counsel. This presentation reviews the Talon Mine proposed “project” and the need for a regional Tamarack intrusive complex study.

Protecting Minnesota's Shallow Lake and Wild Rice Heritage ( by Ann Geisen MN DNR Shallow Lakes Program (Note: A statewide list of wild rice waters can be found at

Carbon Capture in the Tamarack Area (

Human Health and Sulfide Mining (

Talon Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) Overview (

DNR Comments on the EAW (

Water is Life - the Talon Tamarack Mine (

Analysis of Talon Announcements in the fall of 2022 (

Eagle Mine Environmental Impacts Presentation (

Presentation on 1855 Treaty Rights (

Geology of Aitkin County (Presentation from the November 2022 community call)

Download the Latest Mine Concerns Presentation Mine Concerns Presentation

Videos (top)

Carbon Capture in Minnesota: Public Lands, Fast Money, and Pipe Dreams with Hudson Kingston, JD, Legal Director, CURE coverx the currently-proposed carbon capture projects and research that are ongoing in Minnesota. From the corn fields of the agricultural region, to the stony landscape of our boreal forests, Minnesota’s landscapes are being sized up for a new industrial buildout with different technologies on different timelines and differing potential impacts. Will this big new industry harm or help people and the environment?



Defending Water, Defending Life with Dr. Al Gedicks, environmental sociologist and Indigenous rights activist and scholar. Metallic sulfide mine conflicts from the Great Lakes Region to El Salvador have all revolved around the effects of mining on water and the rights of rural and Indigenous communities to defend themselves against ecologically destructive mining projects.



Miners Look At Mining by Bob Tammen, Retired Steelworker/IBEW and Mike Maleska, Retired Taconite Miner/Union Representative. These two insiders will give a boots-on-the-ground look at mining in Minnesota. Topics covered include the economics and employment numbers, and the reality of weak environmental laws that legally allow a permitted mine to impair a popular downstream lake.



Fond du Lac elder Nagaajiwanaang gichi-ayaa'aa - Ricky DeFoe provides his views extractivism, “A short-sighted model of development seen around the world that exploits natural resources on a massive scale, creating significant economic profits for the powerful few in the short term, but too often resulting in minimal benefits for the communities where these resources are found.”



Kristen Blann, MS, PhD is a Lead Freshwater Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy in MN, ND, and SD. For the past 15+ years, she has provided technical leadership for freshwater and watershed conservation planning, including development of ecological flow and water level criteria to support sustainable water management and lake classification and conservation portfolios in 4 states.



Aaron Brown is an author at, a columnist for both the Mesabi Tribune and Minnesota Reformer and an Instructor of Communication at the Minnesota North College-Hibbing campus. He has been a prolific writer about history, life, culture and politics on Minnesota’s Iron Range, where Brown was born and raised.



Arne Carlson, former Republican Governor of Minnesota offers his views on sulfide mining and Minnesota politics.


Organizational Resources (top)

Water Over Nickel ( The proposed Tamarack Mine poses significant risks to the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's people, water, fish, and Manoomin (wild rice).

MCEA ( - Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy uses law and science to protect Minnesota’s environment, its natural resources, and the health of its people.

Freshwater Future ( - is a catalyst for community action that strengthens policies designed to safeguard the waters of the Great Lakes region.

Water Legacy ( - WaterLegacy is an award-winning grassroots non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2009 to counter the threat of sulfide mining proposed for Northern Minnesota.

Save Our Sky Blue Waters ( - helps protect all of Minnesota's lands and waters from the dangers of sulfide mining.

Coalition to Save the Menominee River ( - The proposed Back Forty Mine on the Menominee River contaminates our air, waters, and soils. Contamination kills. The Coalition to Save the Menominee River believes an organized approach is the best way to save our waters, wildlife, property values, sacred lands, the tourism industry, and our people.

Protect Our Manoomin ( - Protect Our Manoomin began as a vision of an Anishinaabe'kwe from northern Minnesota who became alarmed at the potential destruction of manoomin resulting from sulfate contamination.

North American Water Office ( - focuses on electric utility wastes and the disproportionate adverse health and economic impacts of electric utility wastes on Indigenous Peoples, People of Color and those who live at subsistence levels.

Mining Action Group ( - is a volunteer, grassroots effort to defend the clean water and wild places of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula from the dangers of sulfide mining – previously known as Save the Wild U.P.

Sulfide Mining Related Resources (top)

The Tamarack Mine ( - Talon Metals corporation proposed Tamarack Minnesota mine will be located in a water rich environment not suited for sulfide mining.

Sierra Club (

Mining Action Group (

Earthworks - Copper Sulfide Mining (

Public Health Watch - Discussion of Minnesota Sulfide Mining (
Sahoo, P. K., Kim, K., Equeenuddin, S. M., & Powell, M. A. (2013). Current approaches for mitigating acid mine drainage. Reviews of environmental contamination and toxicology, 226, 1–32.
Onello, E., Allert, D., Bauer, S., Ipsen, J., Saracino, M., Wegerson, K., Wendland, D., & Pearson, J. (2016). Sulfide Mining and Human Health in Minnesota. Minnesota medicine, 99(8), 51–55.

Flambeau Mine information related to ground water contaminated can be found at:

Final Sulfide Mining Regulation in the Great Lakes Region report can be found here. This report analyzes statutes and regulations focused on sulfide mining, and their implementation, in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario.

Protecting our waters and communities from the dangers of sulfide mining