I support mining in Northeastern Minnesota. Our taconite mines are essential to our local and state economy, and are currently employing thousands of workers across the Iron Range. Polymet, Essar Steel, and Magnetation are innovative projects that have moved us into the next generation of mining. These innovations allowed us to grow our economy while protecting the environment.
I also believe that renewable energy can build our economy in Greater Minnesota. I support incentives for solar, wind, and biomass because it means jobs in Northeastern Minnesota with the resources we have here to create energy.