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Thursday, February 2, 2017

McCollum drubs Nolan over Boundary Waters mining

Rep. Betty McCollum is criticizing Rep. Rick Nolan’s desire to start mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Allison Sherry of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents the swath of land in northeastern Minnesota, recently asked the Trump administration to open up the possibility of mining in the Superior Forest. This would reverse an Obama decision to reject a Chilean-owned company’s effort to lease out the land for sulfide-ore copper mining.

Rep. Betty McCollum, who represents St. Paul and sits on the House appropriations committee in charge of funding the Interior Department, called Nolan’s move an “assualt” on a natural treasure.

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