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Thursday, April 21, 2022 | noon – 1 p.m.

EnviroThursday - “Fighting for Clean Water: Protecting Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters from Copper Sulfide Mining”

Speaker:  Maya Swope '18, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

Foreign corporations are trying to open copper sulfide mines in Minnesota, which threaten to pollute some of the cleanest water in the country. PolyMet, a copper sulfide mine proposed by Swiss conglomerate Glencore, would be an ecological disaster for Lake Superior. Twin Metals, a mine proposed by Chilean conglomerate Antofagasta, would pollute the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. For years, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness has been central in the fight to stop this toxic mining. In this presentation, you will learn about the threat that this type of mining poses to Minnesota and the Great Lakes, and what you can do to help protect clean water.

Maya Swope graduated from Macalester in 2018 with majors in Environmental Studies and Geography.

Contact: Ann Esson, [email protected]

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Sponsor: Environmental Studies

Listed under: Campus Events, Front Page Events, Lectures and Speakers


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