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In response: What the metals-mining lobbyist left out of column speaks volumes

Published 08/23/2013, Duluth News Tribune

A Washington, D.C.-based mining lobbyist wrote in the News Tribune this month that, “America’s lengthy and uncertain permitting process” is swaying investors to “seek out foreign mineral projects that can be swiftly approved.” The lobbyist, Hal Quinn, president and CEO of the National Mining Association, also weighed in with some questionable jobs numbers forecast for a northern Minnesota sulfide mining project being proposed by Twin Metals (Mining industry’s view: “Let mining boost state manufacturing,” Aug. 11).

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