Judge dismisses Twin Metals lawsuit against Biden administration

Posted on AllSides September 6th, 2023

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit Twin Metals filed last year against the Biden administration over its decision to cancel the company’s mineral leases for its planned copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Judge Christopher Cooper of the U.S. District Court in Washington on Wednesday granted a motion by two federal agencies and a coalition of environmental groups and recreational businesses to dismiss Twin Metals’ claims. The decision can be appealed, according to the order. In a 21-page decision, Cooper said the court found...

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