St. Paul, Minn. (June 22, 2018) – Jobs for Minnesotans today released the following statement in response to comments by the President intending to rescind the mineral withdrawal proposal:

“This week’s statement by the President to rescind the mineral withdrawal proposal validates the existing environmental review process in both its thoroughness and efficacy. This announcement reaffirms that the proper time to evaluate potential impacts of mining projects is after a specific project has been proposed. We fully agree with the importance of upholding good process and recognize the importance of Minnesota’s 130-year mining history. Rescinding the proposal will correct an injustice by removing uncertainty for potential ferrous and nonferrous mining interests in the region, preserving the future of the responsible mining industry that creates careers for the next generation and invests in our communities.”

About Jobs for Minnesotans
Jobs for Minnesotans, a coalition representing business, labor and communities, supports statewide opportunities for prosperity and middle-class jobs from sustainable natural resource development in Minnesota. The organization is committed to the principle that our state can preserve both job opportunities and the environment for future generations. Jobs for Minnesotans was co-founded in 2012 by the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council representing 55,000 workers and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce representing 2,300 companies and 500,000 employees. For more information, visit, follow @JobsforMN on Twitter and find the coalition on


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