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August 22, 2019 In The News

“Today, mining and labor come together to define our future,” Stauber stated in a news release. “This Project Labor Agreement for Twin Metals will allow Minnesota’s future workforce to safely mine the copper, nickel, cobalt and platinum group elements that power our modern world.

July 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) testified on how the United States Forest Service’s (USFS) arbitrary decision to move the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) reservation system from the lottery system to a first-come, first-serve basis devastated small businesses in northeastern Minnesota.

May 17, 2019 In The News

Twin Metals Minnesota has scored another key victory in its quest to develop a copper-nickel mine near Ely.

Earlier this week, the federal government renewed mineral leases that were taken away by the Obama Administration in late-2016 and reinstated less than two years later by the Trump Administration.

The decision was a major milestone for a project in the works for more than a decade, and could lead to the submission of a formal mine plan later this year.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a Natural Resources Subcommittee Hearing on Energy and Mineral Resources, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) voiced his concern over a piece of legislation that would dismantle the hardrock mining industry. As a guest of the committee, Stauber had the chance to question expert witnesses on the potential impact of this legislation.

The Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019, introduced by Rep. Grijalva, would change the mining claim system to a leasing system and impose a 12.5% royalty on hardrock mining.

March 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) made the following statement after the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission refused the Walz Administration’s request to reconsider its earlier approval of the Line 3 replacement project, which would run through Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District.

March 22, 2019 Press Release

HERMANTOWN, MN – Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) made the following statement applauding the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to issue its Section 404 wetlands permit and Record of Decision for the NorthMet Project, the final permit needed to begin development of northeastern Minnesota’s valuable natural resources.

March 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) released the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) unveiled a proposed rule to remove the gray wolf from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife in the lower 48 states:

March 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) made the following statement after Enbridge Energy Inc. announced that the replacement and expansion of the Line 3 pipeline would occur at least one year later than expected.

February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) introduced legislation to return the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) reservation portal on recreation.gov for nonmotorized and motorized boats back to the effective lottery system in place prior to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) changing it to a first-come, first-serve basis. The Letting Outdoor Tourism Thrive for Every Recreation Year (LOTTERY) Act would require the USFS to switch the current first-come, first-serve reservation system back to a lottery system by 2020.

February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) voted against S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act as it failed to include one of his high priority bills, H.R. 527, the Superior National Forest Land Exchange Act. Stauber made the following statement after the vote: