Duluth News Tribune
A group organized to help push copper mining projects in northeastern Minnesota released the results of statewide polls Tuesday that shows support for copper projects here.
The poll of 603 registered Minnesota voters– paid for by Jobs for Minnesotans, which includes business, labor and civic leaders – found 48 percent support copper-nickel mining, while just 22 percent oppose it, and 31 percent didn’t know enough to say.
When Iron Range voters were polled, a full 70 percent supported copper mining, with 15 percent opposed.
“Overall, Minnesotans hold positive attitudes towards our state’s mining industry and the development of copper-nickel mining,” Harry Melander, Jobs for Minnesotans board member and president of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council, said in a statement.