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RELEASE: Rep. Igo Statement on NewRange Copper Nickel Water Permit Revocation

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

St. Paul, MN—State Representative Spencer Igo, R-Wabana Township, issued the following statement today regarding news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has revoked a key permit for the NewRange Copper Nickel project.

“Today’s move by the Biden Administration is the latest example of their efforts to destroy domestic mining projects here in Minnesota and around the country,” said Igo. “This anti-science, anti-American, and anti-worker decision by the Administration is shameful and will force our country to deepen our dependence on hostile foreign nations to source these critical minerals. It is time to put science first in these permitting decisions instead of leaving them up to the whims of radical activists in Washington. Despite today’s setback, I will never stop fighting for the Northland and for American workers. Let’s build the green economy of tomorrow right here on the Iron Range.”