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Roseau Landowner Coalition Condemns Denial of Environmental Impact Statement


August 28, 2021

Submitted by Conor Beck

Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) dealt a sharp blow to property rights in Roseau by announcing it would not require an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its Roseau Lake Rehabilitation project. The project has generated controversy for threatening to make productive, multigenerational farmland of over fifty families unusable, as well as for the frequently changing justifications for the project and lack of transparency. An EIS is issued for projects that DNR determines have the potential for “significant environmental effects,” a proc...

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