Hoyt Lakes, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- "Go Polymet," is the slogan of a new public awareness campaign to promote the future of copper-nickel mining in Northeastern Minnesota.
As part of its campaign, PolyMet has created "Go PolyMet dot com", a website with details about its mining project and ways the public can support efforts to build a plant near Hoyt Lakes.
When fully operational the half billion dollar plant is expected to employ 360 mining and business professionals and hundreds more in spin-off jobs.
Polymet estimates the project will have a $10.3 billion economic benefit to St. Louis County.
On the other side, those opposed to the proposed mine fear it would pollute the region's forests and waterways for generations to come.
State and Federal agencies are planning to publish the supplemental draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Polymet Mine.