Iron Range Legislators Respond to Calls to Stop the PolyMet Permit
During the final weeks of the 2019 Legislative Session, the class of 6th graders from the South Ridge School of Culver paid a visit to the State Capitol, with a tour and meeting with their elected officials including Senator David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm).
Senator David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm) was appointed to serve as the DFL member on the Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources bill conference committee between the Senate and the House.
Today’s approval is great news for all of Northern Minnesota. We have done our due diligence. All the T’s have been crossed and i’s have been dotted. The process has been followed to the letter. It’s time to mine.
This winter has been one for the record books in Minnesota, and as the temperature begins to warm up the melting snowpack will increase the chance of major spring flooding for homes and businesses.
Over the coming months, lawmakers must exercise caution as we shape a new two-year state budget. If we don’t, we run the risk of jeopardizing the commitments we’ve made to our schools and other priorities.