Stauber introduces bill about mining

Congressman Stauber introduces Saving America's Mines Act. Congressman Stauber introduces Saving America's Mines Act. |  Photo: WDIO FILE

Updated: January 25, 2021 04:25 PM
Created: January 25, 2021 04:15 PM

Congressman Pete Stauber has introduced a bill called Saving America's Mines Act.

In a statement, his office said the legislation that will prohibit any Administration from unilaterally halting the mining of critical minerals on federal lands where mining is currently permissible.

Stauber introduced this legislation with President Joe Biden and his Administration specifically in mind, as a politically motivated mineral withdrawal in the Superior National Forest occurred in the final days of his Vice Presidency.

Every Republican Member of the Minnesota delegation signed on as a cosponsor of this legislation. 

The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters sent a statement on Monday, which reads, in part: "Last month Pete Stauber and the rest of Minnesota's Republican Congressional delegation signed on to an attempt to invalidate the votes of millions of Americans and overturn a free and fair election, and now have the gall to accuse others of political motivation. 

"The truth is no one injected more politics into the issue of Boundary Waters protection then Pete Stauber and former President Trump. At every turn Stauber and the Trump administration bent over backwards to kowtow to a foreign mining company owned by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump's landlord."

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