Where Do Liberals Coleman, Murphy, Klobuchar & Smith Stand on Decision To Halt New Mining Project?

MN Jobs Coalition Calls on Current & Potential DFL Gubernatorial Candidates to Weigh In

ST PAUL – With the federal government putting a stop to the Twin Metals copper-nickel mining project, the Minnesota Jobs Coalition today asked current and potential DFL candidates for governor to make their voices known on this issue.

“The Obama Administration today put the nail in the coffin for 850 new jobs in Northern Minnesota,” said John Rouleau, executive director of the Minnesota Jobs Coalition. “This news is devastating to the thousands of Minnesotans who would benefit from economic development in the Arrowhead region. These families deserve to know if liberals Chris Coleman, Erin Murphy, Amy Klobuchar and Tina Flint-Smith stand with them, or stand with the environmental extremists in the DFL who are actively destroying jobs in our great state.”

Report: Mine Meant 850 Full Time Jobs, Generate Almost 2,000 Indirect Jobs. “The PFS Technical Report estimates the TMM Project will create approximately 850 full-time jobs when the mine is in operation, and will generate some 12 million labor hours during a roughly three-year construction period. According to a University of Minnesota Duluth study, the Project would generate approximately 1,700-1,900 additional indirect jobs in the region’s economy.” (Source: Twin Metals, accessed 12/15/16)