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Warren Opposes Mining Near Boundary Waters

Elizabeth Warren pledges support to protect the Boundary Waters, per the Boundary Waters Action Fund. Elizabeth Warren pledges support to protect the Boundary Waters, per the Boundary Waters Action Fund. |  Photo: Boundary Waters Action Fund

Updated: August 19, 2019 02:29 PM

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is the first presidential candidate to pledge support for protecting Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Wilderness, according to the Boundary Waters Action Fund. 

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In a video message, Warren, who is a Democrat, said, "As President, I will stop all mining on federal public lands. Including the Minnesota Boundary Waters. Because it's the right thing to do."

"We're thrilled that Sen. Warren is the first candidate to make such a strong and clear statement about protecting the Boundary Waters Wilderness," said Alex Falconer, Boundary Waters Action Fund Director. "The Boundary Waters Action Fund has been working with campaigns for the last month educating them on the threat to the Wilderness and the importance of establishing strong protections through science-based federal policy."

Warren is set to visit St. Paul on Monday evening, for a town hall meeting at Macalaster College.

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