05 Jan 2013
January 5, 2013

Politicians Need to Back Mining, Jobs

January 5, 2013

Mesabi Daily News
Opinion: Bill Travis

In Northeastern Minnesota, jobs growth and long-term prosperity are tied to a thriving mining industry.

The current publicly reported estimates of the nonferrous mining opportunities suggest there are very significant deposits with a 50-year-plus project life, providing good jobs and career opportunities, significant tax revenues and long-term prosperity for our region.

Our governor, legislators and our president need to get fully behind the mining industry and demonstrate more leadership and can-do, will-do attitude to make sure the Minnesota nonferrous opportunities are capitalized upon.