Wednesday April 27, 2022

Many of us Minnesotans can relate to the feeling of being in “limbo” as we’ve eagerly awaited the warm, sunny days of spring after a seemingly unending winter. We at Twin Metals are similarly in a period of transition. You may have heard that earlier this year, our long-held mineral leases were canceled by the U.S. Department of Interior, effectively pausing environmental review on our mining project.

This news was very disappointing to us as a company and to the communities who have rallied around us in support of our high-tech, model mining project. We wouldn’t be where we are today without that support. That’s why we are unwavering in our commitment to fight for our mineral rights and to bring an environmentally responsible, job-creating mine to fruition in northeast Minnesota. We will take legal action. And we are confident in our ability to prevail.

In the meantime, our staff has been busy showing up for our communities and telling the story of why this project is so critical for the future of Minnesota and our nation.

Most recently, our team had the opportunity to support United Way of Northeast Minnesota as they resumed their annual “Flavor of the North” event in Eveleth last week after a two-year hiatus. The fundraising event supports the organization’s Buddy Backpack program, which provides nutritious meals to about 1,000 children in need in the region. We are honored to be a long-time supporter of this organization’s incredible work. If you’re interested in contributing to their cause, you can visit their website here.

Twin Metals Minnesota team at April 21, 2022 Flavor of the North United Way of Northeast Minnesota event

In late March, our Chief Regulatory Officer, Julie Padilla, testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in Washington, D.C., to advocate for not only the Twin Metals project, but for the critical role Minnesota’s mineral resources plays in our nation’s efforts to shore up our supply chains, transition to a clean energy economy and create American jobs. We encourage you to read a recap and listen in to Julie’s testimony here.

Julie Padilla, Twin Metals Chief Regulatory Officer, testifies during March 31, 2022 U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on domestic critical mineral supply chains

Whether we’re advocating for the importance of the mining industry and the opportunities it can bring here at home or at our nation’s capital, our message is clear: our future depends on mining, and Minnesota can and should be a leader in responsibly developing the resources our society needs.

Thank you, as always, for sharing that vision with us.