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Scott Beauchamp

Scott Beauchamp

Scott Beauchamp is policy director of Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness.

COMMENTARY

Clean water needs to be a priority — now

By: - November 1, 2022

Minnesota had a dry summer, with several million people living in areas affected by the drought. Is this the worst drought we’ve been through? No. Is it as bad as in the southwest, where giant reservoirs are drying up, the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean, and scientists say this is the worst […]

COMMENTARY

PolyMet lost; now it’s up to Walz to protect our water | Opinion

By: - May 6, 2021

In response to the recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision stopping — for now — PolyMet’s copper-sulfide mine in northeastern Minnesota, the company’s CEO spun the ruling as a “big win” and insisted they are excited to move forward quickly.  This response leaves out the Lake Superior-sized elephant in the room: The Supreme Court struck down PolyMet’s permit […]