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Wilderness Society Sues Feds to Get Minnesota Mining Docs (1)

June 20, 2019, 7:50 PM; Updated: June 20, 2019, 8:30 PM

An environmental group is suing the Trump administration over its alleged failure to turn over documents about its decision to forestall mining limits on approximately 234,000 acres of northern Minnesota.

The administration failed to respond to the Wilderness Society’s Freedom of Information Act requests, the group claims in a new lawsuit before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. “The organization has been waiting for responses to approximately two dozen outstanding and grossly overdue FOIA requests related to the administration’s efforts to advance sulfide-ore copper mining on the doorstep” of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the nation’s ...

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