Washington, DC - Yesterday, President Biden's Department of the Interior (DOI) revoked existing long-held federal leases for Twin Metals Minnesota to mine in the Superior National Forest.
"This action will only increase our dependence on foreign minerals at a time when the Biden Administration pushes to drastically increase demand for technologies like EV vehicles and solar panels that require them. Mining is part of our great state's heritage, and we have been doing it safely for over a century," said Congresswoman Fischbach. "I am disappointed the Biden Administration is again caving to the whims of liberal activists hundreds of miles from the region at the expense of Northern Minnesota's future."
Background: In 2013, Twin Metals planned to build a 21st-century underground mine, bringing more than extract the copper, nickel, cobalt, platinum-group elements, and others Americans need for daily life, but the permits renewal was rejected by the Obama Administration. The Trump Administration rightfully reinstated it in 2019.
Michelle Fischbach is a wife, mom, grandma, attorney, and the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District. Get updates from Rep. Fischbach’s congressional office on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.