Rep.-elect Nolan plans to start fresh on land exchange effort

Rick Nolan

New Eighth-district Congressman says his predecessor’s bill will be scrapped in favor of a balanced solution. [...]

Land exchange legislation would harm Superior National Forest

Two writers have written excellent articles recently which examine Rep. Chip Cravaack’s legislation which would push through an exchange of state land inside the Boundary Waters for land managed by the Superior National Forest outside the wilderness.

David Lien, the Grand Rapids native and co-chair of Minnesota Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, penned a column in [...]

Legislation could exempt PolyMet and other sulfide mine proposals from environmental review

Rep. Chip Cravaack has introduced an amendment to legislation being debated in the U.S. House of Representatives today which would seriously hinder citizen oversight of mining proposals on public lands.

H.R. 4402 is a dangerous bill seeking to allow mine projects to be exempted from the National Environmental Policy Act and other key laws which [...]