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The study will inform the federal government on whether to place a 20-year ban on that type of mining in the watershed.
During a Friday, May 6, visit to St. Paul, Haaland said she couldn’t disclose if her agency would allow the proposed mine to move forward after the Interior canceled two mineral leases for Twin Metals, the company that wants to develop the mine. The secretary of the interior wasin Minnesota to announce nearly $9 million in federal funding for urban parks in the state.
Last year, the administration initiated a mineral withdrawal for the same watershed as the Boundary Waters.
It's the second time the Center for Biological Diversity has filed such a lawsuit.

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