How could a Trump presidency affect mining?

Posted November 4, 2016

How could a Trump presidency affect mining?

by Lisa Kaczke, Duluth News Tribune


The election of Donald Trump as the United States’ next president has left some in the Northland wondering what comes next for the balance between environmental and mining interests.

Conservationists say that although it’s too early to know the exact policies that will come out of the Trump administration, they have concerns about the possibilities, while mining industry representatives say that companies will continue to follow regulations.

However, Tuesday’s election comes after two years of idled taconite mines and laidoff workers on the Iron Range due to the glut of foreign steel imports, and that uncertainty and frustration was seen at the ballot box at both the state and federal levels.

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