21 Mar 2013
March 21, 2013

Minnesota Pro-Mining Group Testifies in D.C.

March 21, 2013

Duluth News Tribune

Members of a Minnesota coalition of labor union members and business owners testified in Washington today that federal regulatory efforts surrounding mining ventures need to be streamlined.

Harry Melander, president of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council and Ruthe Batulis, president of the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce and member of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, testified before the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.

The two are part of the Jobs for Minnesota coalition formed to promote Minnesota’s first-ever copper-nickel mining projects.