Tuesday, November 18, 2008 By Aaron Brown
Is drippingly a word?
Anyway, there will be a legislative smackdown over sulfide mining this winter with most of the fighting occurring within the DFL caucus. The real number to watch is not the vote count (PolyMet will get its permits somehow, I expect), but the price of copper, nickel and other minerals that PolyMet intends to mine. These prices have been dropping and, if they don't recover, the permits aren't the problem anymore.