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Congressman Tom Emmer

Representing the 6th District of Minnesota

Natural Resources

The Land of 10,000 Lakes is more than just a slogan; it is a way of life for all Minnesotans.

There is a delicate balance between maintaining our state’s abundant resources and maintaining steady job creation and economic output. Many environmental policies that come out of Washington harm industries such as agriculture and mining which are vital to our success as a state.

We need to cut back the regulations that stifle private industry and make sure that any government programs—new or existing—help, not hinder, Minnesotans from taking full advantage of the natural resources our state provides.

 

More on Natural Resources

November 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement after the MINER Act passed out of the House Committee on Natural Resources:

November 1, 2017 Press Release

(Courtesy of the Congressional Western Caucus) 

 

October 18, 2017 Press Release

A recent survey by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources indicates that the gray wolf population in the state increased 25 percent this year, from 2,278 wolves to nearly 2,900 wolves; As a result, the Minnesota Wildlife Services program has been particularly active and has been forced to stop all operational wolf depredation assistance for farmers and ranchers for the remainder of the year starting October 13th due to a lack of funds 

October 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator Al Franken, and Representatives Collin Peterson, Tim Walz, Rick Nolan, and Tom Emmer applaud the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that the agency will continue to provide wolf depredation services in Minnesota. APHIS also agreed to provide a funding match with the state for 2018 so the services can continue into next year.

October 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement in regards to recent disparaging comments from leaders of Save the Boundary Waters against miners and union workers in Northern Minnesota:

October 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) introduced Minnesota’s Economic Rights (MINER) in the Superior National Forest Act, which will help restore mineral rights to Minnesota so that our miners, the state of Minnesota, and nation can once again thrive. Congressman Collin Peterson (MN-07) and Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) joined Emmer as original cosponsors.

September 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom Emmer’s (MN-06) amendment was adopted unanimously and added to H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018.

August 1, 2017 Press Release

(Courtesy of the Congressional Western Caucus) 

July 27, 2017 Press Release

(Courtesy of the Congressional Western Caucus) 

July 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) testified before the House Natural Resources Committee regarding his discussion draft on the United States Forest Service (USFS)’s pending withdrawal application in Northern Minnesota.