Green Visions: "the legislature is more aggressive in preventing people from doing their jobs"
Opponents of the PolyMet mine, like opponents of Line 3, are steeped in the arcana of permits and hearings and acronyms for agencies like the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the state DNR.
A recent guest on Green Visions suggested the process wasn't designed to make it accessible or transparent for people; it was designed for corporations. And she suggested it might need an overhaul.
But Aaron Klemz with the Minnesota Center of Environmental Advocacy says we had a great system, one that respected citizen views and science, back in the '70s. But it's being dismantled bit by bit.