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October 29, 2020 Press Release

MINNESOTA – After tireless advocacy from Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) on behalf of Minnesota’s hunters, farmers, and ranchers, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) under the Trump Administration announced the final rule to delist the gray wolf in the lower 48 states today. In doing so, the FWS has rightfully returned management of the gray wolf to the states, who have been pivotal to the species’ recovery. As a leader on bipartisan House legislation to delist the gray wolf, Congressman Stauber made the following statement applauding the decision:

September 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during Congressman Pete Stauber’s (MN-08) first markup as a Member of the Natural Resources Committee, he strongly opposed H.R. 5598, a bill authored by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04), that would kill high-wage mining jobs in his district.

July 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) reiterated his opposition to the Fiscal Year 2021 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Spending bill which is being led by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) and contains a policy rider which would halt iron ore, precious metal, and aggregate permitting within the Rainy River Watershed and the Superior National Forest.

July 20, 2020 In The News

Language in a federal environmental funding bill takes aim at the controversial copper-nickel mine proposed for the same watershed as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and could also impact any future expansion plans for iron ore mines that straddle the watershed’s border.

June 30, 2020 Press Release

MINNESOTA – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) and Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) made the following statements after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued the Notice of Intent to start the environmental review process for Twin Metals’ proposed mineral lease and mine plan of operations.

April 14, 2020 Press Release

HERMANTOWN, MN – Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) released the below statement following the news that Cleveland-Cliffs has temporarily halted operations at Northshore Mining.

February 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) joined Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) in introducing the Trillion Trees Act. This legislation sets the goal of planting a trillion trees by 2050, helping to naturally sequester carbon at a cost-effective and faster rate.

February 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) participated in a House Natural Resources Committee hearing to voice his strong opposition to H.R. 5598, a bill authored by Congresswoman Betty McCollum, that would kill high-wage mining jobs in northern Minnesota. As a guest of the Committee, Congressman Stauber had the chance to personally question witnesses on the impact that this bill would have on his district.

February 5, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON – Minnesota’s congressional delegation, as well as its tourism and mining communities, split sharply Wednesday over Rep. Betty McCollum’s bill to ban mining on more than 234,000 acres of federally owned wilderness near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness along the state’s northeastern edge.

January 31, 2020 In The News

The debate over copper nickel mining in Minnesota continues to grow. And supporters came together on Friday in Virginia.

Congressman Pete Stauber hosted the gathering at the Carpenters Union Hall. "We are on the cusp of doing great things. Stay in the fight," he said.

The lawsuits, the hearings, the orders from courts, have been non-stop lately. And the developments are not helpful to the PolyMet and Twin Metals projects.