01 Mar 2014
March 1, 2014

It’s Common Sense — Mining Is Good for All

March 1, 2014

Mesabi Daily News
Opinion: U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan

Common sense tells me Iron Range mining is good for our economy — achieving energy independence, creating jobs, and going “Green.”

The Duluth Complex and the Iron Range contain one of the largest untapped deposits of iron ore, copper, nickel, and other precious metals, on Earth.

Despite the rich deposits we have right here at home, we are still importing a third of all the copper used in America, and almost all of the nickel. That makes no sense.

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