Aaron Klemz

Brent Reimnitz/Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

Back in 1966, Twin Metals Minnesota was granted a pair of federal mineral leases, one of which includes land within a quarter mile of the Boundary Waters Wilderness.

They're up for renewal now, and the US Forest Service wants to hear from the public before they make a recommendation. 

Cariboo Ranger District

The group Mining Truth's new ad is aimed squarely at Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.  Aaron Klemz, a spokesman for the group, says the governor is ultimately the decision maker when it comes to Polymet's proposed sulfide mine.  Even so, Klemz says he hasn't given up on the idea that the public can have a voice in the outcome.