Gazelka: PolyMet delay means dependence on foreign materials, questionable labor, problematic human rights

ST. PAUL, MN – Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka released the following statement on the Court’s decision to send PolyMet’s air permit back for review by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency:

“Another delay for PolyMet just means we will continue to depend on foreign materials sourced by questionable labor practices and problematic human rights activities. A Minnesota mine will be one of the safest places to mine precious metals to meet the growing demands for cell phones, computers, and electric cars. Mining is safe, and it provides good-paying jobs and careers that can revitalize the main streets of Northern Minnesota. Democrats and courts appointed by Democrats continue to fight against the Iron Range way of life, to the detriment of all Minnesotans.”