Following President Trump’s decision to cancel the application for the Rainy River Watershed Withdrawal, Karin Housley, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Minnesota, issued the following statement:
“This is a major victory for northern Minnesota. The government has done its due diligence in conducting an exhaustive review and holding a lengthy public comment period – and no new information was uncovered. Now is the time for action, and I’m pleased the Trump administration has delivered on its commitment to open up the watershed to mineral leasing.
Despite the left-wing rhetoric, Minnesotans know we can do both: protect our environment and mine responsibly. Thousands rely on a thriving, adaptable mining industry to support their families and their communities – and they need a U.S. Senator who can get the job done. Tina Smith talks one way in northern Minnesota and a whole other way in Washington. I’ll be a true friend to the people of northern Minnesota – and not just when it’s politically convenient.”