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Sulfide Mining Overview | Risks to Clean Water | History of Pollution | Threat to the Economy | What You Can Do

“When the people lead, the leaders will follow.” – Rep. Alice Hausman

Most people in Minnesota do not even know about PolyMet, Twin Metals and other sulfide mining proposals in northern Minnesota. And yet major decisions about being made as exploration occurs, mine proposals are developed, and environmental review conducted.

Minnesotans need to learn the truth about sulfide mining and make their feelings about the issue known to decision-makers. Many leaders don’t know the whole story about the potential negative impacts of mining, nor do they grasp the level of concern from people who care about protecting our clean water and wilderness.

It is time for Minnesotans who care about the future of our lakes, rivers, streams and wilderness to speak up and ensure short-term thinking does not lead to long-term pollution.

Contact elected officials

Governor Mark Dayton

Office of the Governor
130 State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Minnesota legislators

Use this website to find your Minnesota Senators and Representatives and their contact information.

U.S. Senators

  • Senator Alan Stuart “Al” Franken
    320 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    (202) 224-5641
    Email Senator Franken
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar
    United States Senate
    302 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    (202) 224-3244
    Email Senator Klobuchar

Minnesota’s U.S. Representatives

  1. First District
    Timothy J. Walz
    1529 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-2472
    Contact:
    http://walz.house.gov/
  2. Second  District
    John Kline
    2439 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-2271
    http://kline.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=7
  3. Third District
    Erik Paulsen
    126 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington,  DC 20515-2303
    (202) 225-2871
    Fax:  (202) 225-6351
    https://paulsenforms.house.gov/contact-me
  4. Fourth District
    Betty McCollum
    1029 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-6631
    http://forms.house.gov/mccollum/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm
  5. Fifth District
    Keith Ellison
    1027 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-4755
    (202) 225-4886 fax
    http://ellison.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=45
  6. Sixth District
    Michele Bachmann
    412 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-2331
    http://bachmann.house.gov/Email_zip.htm
  7. Seventh District
    Collin C. Peterson
    2159 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-2165
    http://collinpeterson.house.gov/email.htm
  8. Eighth District
    Rick Nolan
    2447 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-6211
    http://nolan.house.gov/