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LINE 3 REPLACEMENT: SAFE, RELIABLE, COMPLETE

Yesterday was a huge day for responsible industry. Better in Our Back Yard (BIOBY) celebrates the official completion of the Line 3 Replacement Project! After eight years of steadfast work, Enbridge completed a full replacement of the 1,097-mile-long pipeline from Edmonton, AB to Superior, WI.  Replacing the pipeline was an essential step in creating a […]

Strong Industry. Strong Minnesota.

Dear Minnesotans, We’re standing at the starting line of the next generation. Of a better future. Of a revitalized economy that supports both industry and a green economy. But something is blocking the way: those who oppose every industrial project, no matter what, regardless of facts, science, or the needs of all Minnesotans. We have […]

TWIN METALS COMMITS TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Better In Our Back Yard (BIOBY) applauds Twin Metal Minnesota on becoming the first mining company in Minnesota to adopt battery vehicle technology. Twin Metals announced today it is converting the mine’s vehicle fleets from diesel to electric and strengthening its commitment to the fight against climate change by further minimizing the project’s footprint.  This […]

PolyMet Air Permit Statement

Better in Our Back Yard (BIOBY) is disappointed in the Minnesota Court of Appeal’s decision to send PolyMet’s air permit back. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency awarded the air permit in 2018 after careful review of the facts and science presented in PolyMet’s emissions calculations. Remanding the permit now effectively undermines the MPCA’s decision-making process […]

It’s time to stop listening to Friends of the Boundary Waters.

Lying. Misrepresenting facts to suit their own interests. Doubling down even when they’re wrong. When friends act like this, they’re on a fast track to ostracizing the people they care about most. It’s friendship-ending behavior, and it’s unacceptable. Nobody should be friends with the Friends of the Boundary Waters anymore. They’re toxic. They’re so far […]

POSITIVE COURT RULING FOR LINE 3 PROJECT

Better in Our Back Yard (BIOBY) is proud to support Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project and understands that decisions regarding industrial projects of this magnitude are often met with challenges from project opponents. We applaud the MN Court of Appeals rulings today to uphold the project’s Certificate of Need, Route Permit and Environmental Impact Statement […]

CONGRATULATIONS DNR AND POLYMET

Better In Our Back Yard congratulates DNR and PolyMet for a big win today as it takes another important step in making the NorthMet project a reality. Today’s ruling by the Minnesota Supreme Court effectively resolved a key legal challenge regarding PolyMet’s Permit to Mine and dam safety permits. The Court overturned a lower court decision that […]

PolyMet Wetlands Permit Statement

Yet again, PolyMet NorthMet project opponents continue to twist information to misinform the public and their supporters. The latest jab involves the US Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to suspend PolyMet’s wetlands permit during the EPA’s 90-day review. This is part of an EPA process currently underway to review downstream water quality under the Clean […]

IN THE LONG TERM, SCIENCE WILL PREVAIL

Yesterday, the EPA filed a voluntary motion to remand its downstream water quality decision. The action pertains to section 401(a)(2) of the Clean Water Act. Under the law, when the Corps of Engineers plans to issue a section 404 wetlands permit, EPA has to consider whether discharges under the Corps’ permit “may affect” water quality […]