TWIN METALS

Biden shuts down lease renewals for proposed Minnesota mine

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration has canceled a move by former President Donald Trump to renew mineral rights leases for a proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. Trump had signed an order a month before the 2020 election declaring a national emergency over the country‚Äôs reliance on imported metals used to manufacture computers, smart phones, batteries for electric…

Twin Metals plans electric vehicle fleet for mine near Ely

ELY, Minn. – Twin Metals Minnesota says it plans to rely almost exclusively on electric vehicles for its proposed underground copper-nickel mine near Ely. Chief Regulatory Officer Julie Padilla says using electric instead of diesel vehicles will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the mine by 65% and will reduce ventilation and heating needs. Twin Metals and the separate PolyMet copper-nickel…