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Emmer Bill Prohibits Excluding Federal Land from Mining

Mesabi Daily News

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., introduced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit the U.S. Forest Service from excluding any National Forest land from mining without approval from Congress.

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The bill also would restore mineral leases to Twin Metals, the company which has plans for an underground copper mine near the Kawishiwi River and Ely. Similar legislation to restore those leases already has advanced in the House.

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