The Fight to Overturn Biden’s 20-Year Mining Ban in Superior National Forest | Mine

In January, the Federal Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior — at the behest of President Joe Biden’s administration — issued Public Land Order No. federal leases of minerals within the Superior National Forest outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for two decades.

At the time, the government said it was “taking the action because of concerns about the potential impact of mining on the area’s watershed, fish and wildlife, tribal and treaty rights, and a robust recreational economy.”

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