Tuesday Talk: Can economics and environment coexist?
Minnesota has come to an important chapter in the state’s economic development.
The grounds in southeast Minnesota house large deposits of sand used in gas drilling. Sand is in demand and producing jobs, but will regulations now being written protect nearby waterways and quality of life for area residents?
Proposals are advancing in the Northland for copper-nickel mining, which could keep production on the Range going for another generation. If done incorrectly, however, it could come at a huge environmental costs and take down the region’s tourism industry. We’re also beginning to learn more about how some farming practices are negatively impacting waterways.
This morning, between 8 and 9:30 Andrew Slade from the Minnesota Environmental Partnership is joining us from Duluth to answer your questions about how to best balance economics and natural resource preservation.
How can we mine and farm while preserving the environment?
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