activists have challenging the approval of a wilderness area ore mine to be operated by a billionaire Chilean who owns the mansion that rents in Washington.
A coalition of Minnesota businesses, environmental advocates and outdoor recreation groups last month in their lawsuit against the Interior Department and Chilean copper conglomerate Antofagasta’s local subsidiary. The company plans an extensive sulfide-ore mine to extract copper and nickel in Minnesota’s Rainy River watershed, which drains into the protected 1.1 million-acre Boundary Waters wilderness area.
The lawsuit challenges the Trump administration’s reversal of blocking the mine and requiring an environmental impact study. Some of the , and the lawsuit asks a federal judge to rule that the Trump administration wrongly reinstated mineral leases for