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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) joined Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08), Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-07), and Congressman Brad Finstad (MN-01), in a letter to the Biden Administration demanding clear answers on the impacts of their 30x30 land grab on Minnesota.

“After over a year since the introduction of this federal land grab, it is unacceptable that the Biden Administration refuses to answer our concerns about the 30 x 30 initiative and provide clarity to the responsible stewards of our land – the thousands of Minnesotans who work in farming, agriculture, ranching, mining, and recreation,” said Congressman Emmer. “We must allow Americans to care for their own lands, not jeopardize their way of life.”

“I am concerned with the Biden Administration’s 30x30 land grab plan, which threatens our way of life throughout all of the State of Minnesota,” said Congressman Stauber. “My constituents live, work, and play in the outdoors, and I’m concerned by this blanket policy initiated by D.C. bureaucrats without engagement from state and local officials. Our farmers, miners and loggers deserve to know how their livelihoods will be impacted, as do our recreators who enjoy exploring our great outdoors on their ATVs, motorboats and snowmobiles. We’ve asked once before and we’re asking again. I look forward to hearing clear answers from the Biden Administration soon.”

“It has been over a year since we asked the Biden Administration their intentions with their 30x30 plan, and we have yet to receive a response,” said Congresswoman Fischbach. “We still do not know where this land will come from or how it will impact existing operations like the hundreds of farms across Minnesota’s 7th district. I urge the Administration to respond to our inquiries in a timely manner.”

“The Biden administration needs to give clear answers on the impacts of the 30x30 program, a so-called conservation plan which will undoubtedly affect thousands of farmers and private landowners in southern Minnesota,” said Congressman Finstad. “Farming is an economic engine in the First District and across the state, and this program – spearheaded by environmentalists and bureaucrats in DC – will only saddle farmers with more burdensome restrictions. Farmers deserve to know how this program will limit their use of the land from which they earn their livelihood.”

Full text of the letter can be found here. This letter follows an Emmer-led June 2021 request that received unclear responses from the Administration.