With the filing of its Scoping Environmental Assessment Worksheet data submittal, the Twin Metals Minnesota copper-nickel mine project has entered Minnesota’s environmental review process. This is a long-awaited milestone for the project and represents more than a decade of work to determine the most responsible path forward to mine critical minerals. Click here to read the full letter of support. 

Local 49 Business Manager, Jason George, released the following statement:

“We celebrate the start of the permitting process with today’s mine plan submittal by Twin Metals. Local 49 has always supported mining projects, and advocated for a fair and just approval process that ensures a safe project, protects our environment while allowing companies to create good paying union jobs. Twin Metals has signed a Project Labor Agreement with the trades, meaning 100% of the millions of work hours it will take to build this mine will be done by 49ers and other members of the building trades. Congratulations to Twin Metals, and we look forward to participating in this process as it moves forward. We are very proud to stand with the Iron Range to fight for a bright future with good paying mining jobs.”