MINING INDUSTRY RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM MINNESOTA OFFICIALS AND LABOR AND COMMUNITY ALLIES

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan

“Make no mistake, this is an anti-mining tactic and waste of taxpayer dollars,” Nolan said. “Without being able to assess an actual project, the Forest Service’s plan is harmful to the environmental review process and should be rejected by new U.S. Department of Agriculture leadership.”

Read Rep. Nolan’s entire statement here: https://nolan.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/nolan-responds-to-usfs-s-continued-misguided-efforts-to-withdraw-lands

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer

“Preserving Minnesota’s beautiful wilderness and ensuring a strong economy do not have to be mutually exclusive. The USFS’ proposal could cost our state hundreds of jobs and billions of dollars of investment in our local economies, which would be a drastic blow to Northern Minnesota.”

Read Rep. Emmer’s entire statement here: https://emmer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/emmer-responds-us-forest-services-senseless-decision-restrict-mining

Jobs for Minnesotans

“Jobs for Minnesotans is extremely disappointed with today’s filing of a Federal Register notice to begin the withdrawal process of 234,000 acres of federal minerals from future development in Minnesota. As we stated when the Obama administration announced its arbitrary and unprecedented decision to pursue mineral withdrawal on Dec. 15, 2016, this action sends a chilling message to hardworking Minnesotans who need the widespread economic benefits of mining in our state.”

Read Jobs for Minnesotans’ entire statement here: http://jobsforminnesotans.org/jobs-minnesotans-disappointed-federal-governments-continued-action-withdraw-federal-lands-minnesota-responsible-mining-development/