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Congressman Tom Emmer

Representing the 6th District of Minnesota

Emmer Statement on Department of Interior Decision to Allow Minnesota to Advance Responsible Mineral Exploration

December 22, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Following the U.S. Department of Interior’s decision today reversing the Obama Administration’s improper denial of two mineral leases in Minnesota, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement:

“Minnesotans send our gratitude to the Department of the Interior for their action to reverse course set by the Obama Administration and allow our great state to regain control of our mineral leases to advance responsible mining. This action today, coupled with the passage of the MINER Act last month, demonstrate a commitment to unwind the politically motivated actions by the previous Administration and put Minnesota and the nation on a path to prosperity for local economies and communities for generations to come.”

CLICK HERE to learn more about Congressman Emmer's MINER Act.