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Star Tribune urges politicians to consider risk

As the midterms draw near, the Star Tribune’s editorial board called for candidates to use reason and common sense when it comes to Twin Metals’ proposed sulfide mine.

Those seeking the state’s highest offices have to do more than they’ve done in the past: reflexively tout the jobs this new industry will bring or provide vague assurances about environmental protections. Candidates instead should prove that they are committed to a state review process that is fair, expert and thorough. And that they will stand by it even if the conclusion is this: Mining cannot be done responsibly in this location.

Read the full editorial here.