fbpx

Latest Posts

Home

Facebook

Twitter

Search
About

Anti-Mining PAC Endorses Walz, Ellison, and a Slew of Other DFL Candidates

A group that opposes the proposed Twin Metals copper nickel mine in northern Minnesota has released a new ad endorsing Tim Walz for Governor.  In the ad, which you can watch below, the group asserts that copper nickel mining will pollute the Boundary Waters. I could not disagree more with his premise.

American Experiment released a 45 page study documenting Minnesota’s vast mineral wealth and the two-thirds of the report is dedicated to explaining how modern environmental regulations and technology is used to ensure mines are built, operated, and closed in an environmentally responsible manner.

The science is clear, Minnesota can have both a healthy environment and the economic boon of copper nickel mining in northern Minnesota. This sentiment was echoed by politicians of both parties at American Experiment’s rally in Hibbing last week, where a pair of DFL officeholders gave strong endorsements of copper nickel mining in our state.

Environmentally responsible mining will provide a huge boost for Minnesota’s economy, potentially generating $3.7 billion every year and supporting 8,500 jobs. The Twin Metals project represents a significant portion of that potential, if it is allowed to move forward.

It is interesting that the anti-mining PAC decided to weigh into the Governor’s race. This doesn’t necessarily mean Walz opposes the Twin Metals project, but if anti-mining groups are endorsing him, it does raise the possibility that they know something we don’t about his feeling toward copper nickel mining, especially the Twin Metals project.

Comments

Subscribe

Categories

Upcoming Events

  • Master Class: Why is housing so expensive in the Twin Cities?

    Location: Online Event

    Sign up HERE for this online event! Center of the American Experiment invites you to join us for a free 5-week live online course in public policy, featuring our expert economists and policy fellows. Once a week in April, we will broadcast right to your laptop or phone during the noon lunch hour! Each Zoom webinar will be moderated by President John Hinderaker in a way that allows for maximum audience participation. And if you can’t make the live airing, everyone registered will be sent a video recording of the event after it has ended. This is your chance to get…

    Register Now
  • Master Class: How regulation affects your everyday life (New Date!)

    Location: Online Event

    Sign up HERE for this online event! Center of the American Experiment invites you to join us for a free 4-week live online course in public policy, featuring our expert economists and policy fellows. The first four Wednesdays in April, we will broadcast right to your laptop or phone during the noon lunch hour! Each Zoom webinar will be moderated by President John Hinderaker in a way that allows for maximum audience participation. And if you can’t make the live airing, everyone registered will be sent a video recording of the event after it has ended. This is your chance…

    Register Now
  • Master Class: Everything wrong with the Green New Deal

    Location: Online Event

    Sign up HERE for this online event! Center of the American Experiment invites you to join us for a free 4-week live online course in public policy, featuring our expert economists and policy fellows. The first four Wednesdays in April, we will broadcast right to your laptop or phone during the noon lunch hour! Each Zoom webinar will be moderated by President John Hinderaker in a way that allows for maximum audience participation. And if you can’t make the live airing, everyone registered will be sent a video recording of the event after it has ended. This is your chance…

    Register Now