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Becky Rom

Becky Rom

Becky Rom, an Ely resident, is the national chair of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters.

COMMENTARY

We won a major Boundary Waters battle — now let’s win the war | Opinion

By: - February 15, 2022

Stretching for 150 miles along the international border, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota and Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario form the greatest canoe country wilderness on the planet. On January 26 the Biden administration canceled the only two federal mineral leases in the Minnesota headwaters of this vast watery landscape, after determining […]

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A canoe on the Kawishiwi River in the Boundary Waters

Counterpoint: Prove It First law is not enough to protect the Boundary Waters | Opinion

By: - November 12, 2021

A recent commentary in the Reformer (“Biden’s move to protect the Boundary Waters is great, but we need stronger laws“) proposes an approach that is inadequate to attain permanent protection for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park. The “Prove It First” legislation espoused therein will not ensure that these magnificent wild […]

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The Twin Metals mine would also contribute to the climate crisis | Opinion

By: - July 29, 2021

Vast swaths of the North American West and other places as far-flung as Siberia and Sardinia are dying in heat and flames this summer, while torrential rains have swamped parts of England, Germany and China. The storms in the latter two countries have killed between 200 and 300 people— at least — and caused untold […]