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Statement from Governor Dayton on Twin Metals

12/22/2017 3:01:54 PM

On Friday, December 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Interior released this memorandum, reversing the Department’s decision on mineral leases for Twin Metals Minnesota near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton:
 
“This shameful reversal by the Trump Administration shows that big corporate money and special interest influence now rule again in Republican-controlled Washington. We will have to uncover why the financial interests of a large Chilean corporation, with a terrible environmental record, has trumped the need to protect Minnesota's priceless Boundary Waters Canoe Area.”

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