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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

March 1, 2019 Press Release

(Courtesy of the Congressional Western Caucus)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the Western Caucus released statements applauding Andrew Wheeler's confirmation as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency:

September 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement to cancel the Obama administration's political mineral withdrawal in the Superior National Forest, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement:

July 20, 2018 Press Release

“We are getting Washington out of the lives and off the backs of thousands of hardworking Minnesotans”

July 16, 2018 Press Release
The Localizing Authority of Management Plans Act of 2018 will empower states, local governments, and tribes to manage species and improve habitat conservation
June 21, 2018 Press Release

(Courtesy of the Congressional Western Caucus)

June 21, 2018 Press Release

Efforts include Emmer's MINER Act in 2017

May 30, 2018 Press Release

(Courtesy of U.S. Department of the Interior) 

WASHINGTON - Continuing his work to expand recreational opportunities on public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today designated 19 national recreation trails in 17 states, adding more than 370 miles to the national recreation trails system of more than 1,000 trails in all 50 states.

May 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) joined Fox News Channel's Fox @ Night to discuss mining in Minnesota and the need to reverse the last minute actions by the Obama administration to stop exploration of some of the most valuable precious metal deposits in the world. 

May 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) issued the following statement regarding the release of the Department of Interior’s (DOI) 2018 Critical Mineral list

May 4, 2018 Press Release

(Courtesy of the Congressional Western Caucus)