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Minnesota Public Radio reported that this weekend an anti-mining group will open a new center in Ely, Minnesota. Its aim is to encourage tourists to urge President Obama to protect the area from copper-nickel mining; those in favor of the process believe it will bring jobs to the area.

Minnesota Public Radio reported that this weekend an anti-mining group will open a new center in Ely, Minnesota. Its aim is to encourage tourists to urge President Obama to protect the area from copper-nickel mining; those in favor of the process believe it will bring jobs to the area.

As quoted in the market news:

Although the center’s organizers see mining as a major environmental threat, many in town believe it copper-nickel mining can be done safely and jumpstart the region’s economy.

[Center contributor Becky] Rom’s husband, Reid Carron, said some area residents are concerned that, when mines expose copper bearing sulfide ore to air and water, acidic runoff could pollute the Boundary Waters.

Click here to read the full Minnesota Public Radio report.

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