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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.

January 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Pete Stauber’s (MN-08) efforts to work with the Trump Administration to repeal the harmful Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule paid off today as the EPA introduced a new rule which redefines what streams and wetlands are regulated by the Clean Water Act. Stauber made the below statement after this announcement.

January 23, 2020 In The News

A unique opportunity today to sign a piece of Enbridge's line 3 pipeline.

It was part of the "safest way" tour.

Along with allowing community members to sign part of the pipeline on their stop in Duluth today they also updated the community on Enbridge's efforts to replace the line 3 pipeline.

The line runs from Alberta to Superior carrying crude oil.

Many spoke in support of the the event, including Congressman Pete Stauber.

January 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) and Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) responded to legislation introduced by Twin Cities-based members of Congress who seek to kill high-wage jobs in northern Minnesota.

January 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) made the below statement on the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ decision regarding the NorthMet project.

“I am incredibly disappointed as today’s decision will again needlessly delay a project that will bring decades of prosperity to northeast Minnesota. Families in our region have been waiting fifteen years for mining to begin at the NorthMet ore body and it is incredibly unfair to force them into another year of waiting.