Better in Our Back Yard is extremely disappointed in the Biden Administration’s unnecessary demand for another generic 2-year environmental study on the Rainy River watershed. Twin Metals has already spent over a decade studying the surrounding environment and any potential impacts from mining.
This directive goes against all efforts to address the climate crisis. The clean energy sources and electric vehicles necessary for a more sustainable future are wholly dependent on domestic mineral extraction. Two years of study won’t uncover anything new. It will simply delay the project, again. This withdrawal action is completely unnecessary and unfortunate for Minnesota. We need Twin Metals and the 750+ jobs and significant private investment it will bring to our state now, not two years from now.