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PolyMet to appeal recent court decision on permits to Minnesota Supreme Court

ST. PAUL, MN-- PolyMet Mining is filing a petition for review to the Minnesota Supreme Court seeking to overturn Monday's state Court of Appeals decision, according to a Thursday press release.

The decision reversed two key PolyMet permits and ordered the Department of Natural Resources to hold a contested case hearing.

PolyMet's president & CEO, John Cherry, weighed in on Monday's hearing:

"The issues raised by the court of appeals' decision are, of course, important to our project, but equally, they have far-reaching impact to the State of Minnesota and to any future project that seeks permits from the state.

"The potential negative consequences of the decision to any industry or business in the state, and the many Iron Range communities and workers who stand to benefit economically from responsible copper-nickel mining, warrant the Minnesota Supreme Court's attention."

The DNR and PolyMet have argued that the project has met all legal requirements.

According to PolyMet officials, the company will file its petition for review to the Minnesota Supreme Court within the next 30 days.

Lyanne Valdez

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