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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

July 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) hosted a meeting with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08) to urge the rejection of the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) application to withdraw approximately 425,000 acres of land from resource development in Minnesota.

June 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Following a recent trip to Northern Minnesota led by Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) and Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08), dozens of members in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke urging the rejection of an application issued by the Obama administration to withdraw large portions of Northern Minnesota from mineral development and exploration.

June 26, 2017 Press Release

(Courtesy of the Congressional Western Caucus) 

December 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement in regards to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service’s refusal to renew Twin Metals’ federal mineral leases for the proposed copper-nickel mine near Ely, MN.

October 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Following the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to stay President Obama’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement: