The Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) has been a Minnesota natural treasure for over a century, with people coming from different states and even different countries to explore its pristine waterways and forests. Save the Boundary Waters held a press conference this week, to discuss plans around the permanent protection of Minnesota’s valued natural recreation area.
While highlighting the necessity to protect the federal and public lands near and around BWCA, DFL lawmakers discussed the effect copper and sulfide mining would have on the area. The irreparable damage caused by future mining could cause pollution to the water, air, and lands surrounding it. Through the passing of federal and state bills, as well as with the legality of Twin Metals’ leases currently in question, the Boundary Waters could be protected and kept in its pristine condition for generations to come.