Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Nolan Statement on U.S. Agriculture Secretary Purdue’s Decision to Cancel Previously Announced Mineral Withdrawal in Superior National Forest

Sep 10, 2018
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08) released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement that it was canceling a previously announced mineral withdrawal in the Superior National Forest:  

“By canceling the 234,000 acre mineral withdrawal on multiple-use Forest Service Lands, Secretary Perdue has wisely and sensibly put responsible mining exploration and development back on track in the Superior National Forest. To be clear, as I have stated many times before, if and when a company proposes an actual mining project on these lands, any decision to go forward would rest on a rigorous and thorough environmental review process based on science, facts and technology. We should never be afraid of exploration and discovery, or using science and facts to dictate important decisions.”