Duluth, Minnesota - Events Local News Contact
Reader’s view: Biased PolyMet headline could boost project
By by Katie Krikorian / duluthnewstribune.com
Aug 22, 2013

I was extremely disappointed with the incredibly biased headline used for an Aug. 15 article in the News Tribune about metals mining. It read, “EPA lauds PolyMet environmental review.” “Laud” means to “praise” or “applaud” or “glorify.” Nowhere in the article did it state the EPA even “approved” of PolyMet’s plan to begin mining, let alone praise it. The article did state, “Alan Walts, the agency’s director of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, stopped short of endorsing the mining project.” That means questions still remain about the reliability of PolyMet’s ability to clean up the pollution to our land and water that practically is guaranteed to happen.

I’m afraid misinformation from our local media is going to allow this potentially poisonous and destructive project to happen — to the detriment of our water, land and quality of life. I urge people to speak out if they, too, see the danger of allowing copper-nickel-sulfite mining to take place in our region. This mine is not needed. It will not benefit the majority of us. Most of the profits and metals will leave not only our state but also our country. To allow this kind of mining to proceed is extremely shortsighted and disastrous for ourselves and for future generations.

0.0 ·
0
Featured Pay Per View Films
Generation Revolution (2017)
72 min
A Quest for Meaning (2017)(Free till Jan 29th)
88 min
Fall and Winter (2013)
102 min
Trending Today
The Invention of Capitalism: How a Self-Sufficient Peasantry was Whipped Into Industrial Wage Slaves
Yasha Levine11,449 views today ·
Samantha Bee Weighs in on Aziz Ansari and the #MeToo Backlash and It's Very On Point
8 min2,808 views today ·
Paramedic's Response to "Burger Flippers" Making an Equal $15/Hour is Beautiful
Craig Carilli2,731 views today ·
A Quest for Meaning (2017)(Free till Jan 29th)
88 min2,487 views today ·
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min1,814 views today ·
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley1,363 views today ·
The Surprising Nobility of Shit: a Serious Response to President Donald Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Remarks About African Immigrants
Adebayo Akomolafe1,065 views today ·
This Facebook Comment About the UK Election Is Going Viral
Chris Renwick657 views today ·
The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World
Films For Action318 views today ·
Load More


Love Films For Action? 

It's hard to rely 100% on ads to keep our organization going.
If you get some value from this library, consider making a donation today.

Support us on Patreon

Coming soon! We're days away from launching a Patreon campaign! We hope you'll be among the first to support this new direction for Films For Action. The goal is to go 100% ad-free by next year, and become 100% member supported!

Join us on Facebook
Reader’s view: Biased PolyMet headline could boost project