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(Duluth News Tribune)   The federal government finally shut down 2 mining leases right next to the country's most popular wilderness, the BWCAW in NE Minnesota. Since Iron Range mining disappeared the main income there is tourism. Feel free to post BWCAW pics   (duluthnewstribune.com) divider line
    More: Giggity, Joe Biden, Minnesota, United States Department of the Interior, National Environmental Policy Act, Lease, Barack Obama, Mining, Bureau of Land Management  
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2022-01-27 4:48:41 AM  
 
2022-01-27 4:54:15 AM  
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2022-01-27 5:04:19 AM  
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2022-01-27 5:15:33 AM  
This is bad news for the Biden administration, somehow, probably.
 
2022-01-27 5:17:30 AM  

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https://outline.com/

Works for this one. It does not however, work for my local rag any longer, which is a bummer.
 
2022-01-27 5:23:10 AM  
For now anyways. 

The vast major of the USA's rare minerals comes from China. If they decided to shut that supply line down, our defense production, among other things, would be quickly shut down. Now they want to open up long dormant mines along with finding new sources in the country. 

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/9/7/us-startups-seek-to-claw-back-chinas-share-of-technology-minerals-market
 
2022-01-27 5:36:13 AM  

LurkLongAndProsper: Trik: account required.

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https://outline.com/

Works for this one. It does not however, work for my local rag any longer, which is a bummer.


Thanks, never heard of that site / service.
 
2022-01-27 5:38:25 AM  
That's good news. There was ZERO way that this mine would not impact the natural beauty of the area with noise and chemical pollution. So, you gain $100M in mining bucks (which go mostly to Chile bc that's where Twin Metals is based out of) but LOSE $200M in lost tourist revenues.
 
2022-01-27 5:59:10 AM  
Northeastern Minnesota is a magical place.
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2022-01-27 6:32:41 AM  
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2022-01-27 6:37:55 AM  
Has Trump used this as an outage fund raiser yet?
 
2022-01-27 6:55:00 AM  
BWCAW?

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2022-01-27 6:55:46 AM  

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Looks just like the flatter areas around here in upstate New York.
 
2022-01-27 6:56:09 AM  

dittybopper: Sail Hatan: Northeastern Minnesota is a magical place.[Fark user image image 425x318]

Looks just like the flatter areas around here in upstate New York.


Except less colorful.
 
2022-01-27 7:32:42 AM  
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2022-01-27 7:37:02 AM  
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2022-01-27 7:41:29 AM  
All the, "Bu BU BU CHINA!" people need to take their Lithium and cool out.. There is no guarantee that
what is needed now will be needed in 10 years from now..If the US were THAT desperate for these
things, we would have a strict recycle program for items containing them and not dumping them into landfills.
Right now, it's still cheaper to just waste this "oh so needed" resources to dumps than recycle them.
 
2022-01-27 8:10:07 AM  
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2022-01-27 8:18:39 AM  
Bucket list place for me. I've thought aboot taking the family up there but only two of us like camping so, there's that. Regardless, this is good news until the next Republican admin.
 
2022-01-27 8:29:03 AM  
She wanted to take me there and go camping. :/

/I miss you so much
 
2022-01-27 8:37:50 AM  
Good.
Let's try not to pillage every beautiful place on the planet.
 
2022-01-27 8:53:53 AM  
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2022-01-27 9:20:38 AM  
This will be the next "Drill Baby Drill" in the next election.
 
2022-01-27 9:21:41 AM  
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2022-01-27 9:22:46 AM  
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2022-01-27 9:29:18 AM  
This is a good thing. Nature is important. I like trees and mountains various wild critters.

However it's in our best interest to have a good understanding of where various natural resources are so that we can get at them if necessary, ideally while developing the least destructive extraction methods before going in after the stuff. In the meantime, we let other countries like Saudi Arabia and China exhaust their own supplies while destroying their own countries' ecosystems. Then when there are no other options to exploit, we start up local mines as necessary and refuse to export or greatly inflate prices. It's win/win for America.
 
2022-01-27 9:52:34 AM  
Burntside lake is my happy place.  Canadian wildfires made for some hazy days, but great sunsets last year.

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2022-01-27 10:03:10 AM  
I have a special fondness for the BWCA (I still haven't gotten used to the "new" second "w").  That's where I met the future Ms. Gough...53 years ago.  We were in the same class at the Associated Colleges of the Midwest Wilderness Field Station.  We spent weeks canoeing around the Quetico-Superior, studying limnology.
 
2022-01-27 10:10:42 AM  
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2022-01-27 10:18:48 AM  
Watching an eagle fly 10 feet over our heads in Moose Lake was pretty wild. It dipped and picked up a big dead sucker minnow I'd dropped in the water 30 minutes before. Watching my dog running back to me fleeing a timber wolf was pretty wild too, but not in a good way. Wolf stopped 40-50 feet from me and just stared, completely unimpressed with me. After that I had to keep the dog on a leash except when on islands. Watching my grandson catch a northern bigger than his SpongeBob fishing rod was cool.
 
2022-01-27 10:28:28 AM  
The Minnesota state bird...

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2022-01-27 10:39:23 AM  

Grizwald: Burntside lake is my happy place.  Canadian wildfires made for some hazy days, but great sunsets last year.

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*knucks* that's where my photo was from. Wife's family used to have a cabin up there but they sold it when the property taxes got too high.
 
2022-01-27 10:51:36 AM  

hobnail: Grizwald: Burntside lake is my happy place.  Canadian wildfires made for some hazy days, but great sunsets last year.

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*knucks* that's where my photo was from. Wife's family used to have a cabin up there but they sold it when the property taxes got too high.


My family has been renting a cabin at Camp Van Vac for the past 30 some years.  Rustic is an understatement, but i will never give it up.
 
2022-01-27 11:33:28 AM  
Gee.  Think a Republican administration would do this?
 
2022-01-27 12:08:42 PM  
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2022-01-27 12:18:16 PM  

sensitive yet dangerous: This is a good thing. Nature is important. I like trees and mountains various wild critters.

However it's in our best interest to have a good understanding of where various natural resources are so that we can get at them if necessary, ideally while developing the least destructive extraction methods before going in after the stuff. In the meantime, we let other countries like Saudi Arabia and China exhaust their own supplies while destroying their own countries' ecosystems. Then when there are no other options to exploit, we start up local mines as necessary and refuse to export or greatly inflate prices. It's win/win for America.


Or economics/technology changes might mean space mines will produce the metal for less.  In that case America could lose out.  The planet would win though.
 
2022-01-27 12:54:39 PM  
BWCAW!  BWCAW!
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2022-01-27 12:59:15 PM  

zeaper12: sensitive yet dangerous: This is a good thing. Nature is important. I like trees and mountains various wild critters.

However it's in our best interest to have a good understanding of where various natural resources are so that we can get at them if necessary, ideally while developing the least destructive extraction methods before going in after the stuff. In the meantime, we let other countries like Saudi Arabia and China exhaust their own supplies while destroying their own countries' ecosystems. Then when there are no other options to exploit, we start up local mines as necessary and refuse to export or greatly inflate prices. It's win/win for America.

Or economics/technology changes might mean space mines will produce the metal for less.  In that case America could lose out.  The planet would win though.


How would America "lose out" of asteroid mining? You don't think American robots would be there in the first wave? 
Chinese robots would do the work cheaper?
They're just doing the jobs the American robots don't want to do.
 
2022-01-27 1:08:18 PM  
As much as I want to see some revitalization for the home turf, I'm glad that this was finally killed.
 
2022-01-27 1:38:16 PM  

LOLITROLU: zeaper12: sensitive yet dangerous: This is a good thing. Nature is important. I like trees and mountains various wild critters.

However it's in our best interest to have a good understanding of where various natural resources are so that we can get at them if necessary, ideally while developing the least destructive extraction methods before going in after the stuff. In the meantime, we let other countries like Saudi Arabia and China exhaust their own supplies while destroying their own countries' ecosystems. Then when there are no other options to exploit, we start up local mines as necessary and refuse to export or greatly inflate prices. It's win/win for America.

Or economics/technology changes might mean space mines will produce the metal for less.  In that case America could lose out.  The planet would win though.

How would America "lose out" of asteroid mining? You don't think American robots would be there in the first wave? 
Chinese robots would do the work cheaper?
They're just doing the jobs the American robots don't want to do.


Who knows?  BTW I said could not would.
 
2022-01-27 1:54:13 PM  
Good the BWWCA  needs to be kept the unspoiled wilderness it is.

/Minnesotan
//opposed mining their from the get go.
/// glad its not happening
 
2022-01-27 2:51:50 PM  

trippdogg: The Minnesota state bird...

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Ms. Gough still has scars from the black flies bites that she got during our summer there, 53 years ago.
 
2022-01-27 6:26:36 PM  
BWCAW!

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2022-01-27 6:34:56 PM  
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2022-01-27 11:52:16 PM  
Seeing all the pretty pictures makes me want to post some, but she's in them so....no

/so so much
 
2022-01-28 12:07:37 AM  
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The island on the right is in Newfound Lake and is about 6' by 12'.

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2022-01-28 12:08:50 AM  
My BWCA pics are from the mid to late 80s, with a 110 Kodak camera, in square prints. We have paddled several trips around Seagull Lake to Saganaga along the Gunflint Trail. I would love to go back, but my knees and back would not last 3 portages.

CSB: Fishing in Zepher Lake, off 3rd Bay of Sag, we hear loud crashing of the brush coming right at us. So we backed off a bit and out stepped a bull moose in full velvet. It took one look at us and probably figured that we were no threat and walked into the water and swam across. Damn, those things can swim fast. Falling to sleep hearing the howls of the Timber wolves made an eerie, yet peaceful sound. End CSB.
 
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