12 Jan 2017
January 12, 2017

Capitol Urges Feds to Reverse Mining Decision

January 12, 2017

Mesabi Daily News
Jerry Burnes

A bipartisan group of Minnesota legislators, including the state’s majority and minority leaders, wrote a letter to federal officials Wednesday criticizing the decision to deny the renewal of leases for Twin Metals Minnesota.

The letter, signed by 62 legislators, calls for Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to reconsider and reverse actions taken in December. It also asks them to “refocus your agencies on the proper task” of reviewing mining projects under past federal processes and not make “politically-driven” decisions.

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