The Ripon Advance

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) is helping steer a Congressional Western Caucus initiative regarding American mineral mining that is championed by Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Emmer and other members of the caucus seek a comprehensive review by the Trump administration of all mineral withdrawals executed under the previous administration and for action to be taken “to scrap any mineral withdrawals determined to be without merit and whose purpose served to block responsible development,” according to a May 2 letter sent to U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, and Vicki Christiansen, interim chief of the U.S. Forest Service.

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