trending Market Intelligence /marketintelligence/en/news-insights/trending/MnrHEKVKRQAPyKpg2uUV9w2 content
Log in to other products

Login to Market Intelligence Platform


Looking for more?

Contact Us

Request a Demo

You're one step closer to unlocking our suite of comprehensive and robust tools.

Fill out the form so we can connect you to the right person.

If your company has a current subscription with S&P Global Market Intelligence, you can register as a new user for access to the platform(s) covered by your license at Market Intelligence platform or S&P Capital IQ.

  • First Name*
  • Last Name*
  • Business Email *
  • Phone *
  • Company Name *
  • City *
  • We generated a verification code for you

  • Enter verification Code here*

* Required

Thank you for your interest in S&P Global Market Intelligence! We noticed you've identified yourself as a student. Through existing partnerships with academic institutions around the globe, it's likely you already have access to our resources. Please contact your professors, library, or administrative staff to receive your student login.

At this time we are unable to offer free trials or product demonstrations directly to students. If you discover that our solutions are not available to you, we encourage you to advocate at your university for a best-in-class learning experience that will help you long after you've completed your degree. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In This List

Antofagasta starts permitting process for Minnesota's Twin Metals mine

Essential Metals & Mining Insights July 2020

COVID-19 Mining Impacts — Mining Projects With At-Risk Production

Mining Insights Newsletter June 2020

A Decade of Underperformance for Gold Discoveries

Antofagasta starts permitting process for Minnesota's Twin Metals mine

Antofagasta PLC started the environmental permitting process for its US$1.7 billion Twin Metals copper-nickel-platinum project in Minnesota, Reuters reported.

The London-listed copper miner submitted a formal mine operation plan to federal and state permitting agencies, but expects to wait years before a decision is reached.

The move was made possible following a Trump administration order to reverse a 2016 protection order that halts new projects over the nearby Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior National Forest. Environmental groups said the operation may pose a risk to endemic wildlife, while the Canadian government raised concerns over water quality.

Meanwhile, a group of Minnesota environmentalists, including former Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr, are urging Governor Tim Walz to stop the proposal as it would endanger one of the state's greatest assets, the Star Tribune reported Dec. 18.

The Minnesota news outlet's report said Landwehr also called on state regulators to consider the permit application for the Twin Metals project incomplete as it will not include findings of a halted federal study on hard-rock mining within the forest.

The U.S. Forest Service was conducting the study under the Obama administration, but the Trump administration canceled it after the reinstatement of the mining leases held by Antofagasta unit Twin Metals Minnesota LLC.