This is a hot topic both state-wide as well as nationally. I have spoken with people on both sides of this issue, and I see ways that we can compromise while protecting our environment and still providing the mining jobs the Iron Range is desperately waiting for. Did you know that Virigina, MN gets its water from the Missabe Mountain pit, a location that was mined up until 1942? Look it up! The United States has some of the strictest mining regulations in the world, and as Minnesotans, we care about our beautiful state. I support our environment AND responsible mining… because we can do both.