Duluth Chamber to take position on PolyMet Mine

By KBJR News 1

December 6, 2013 Updated Dec 6, 2013 at 9:38 PM CST

Duluth, Minn. (NNCNOW.com) -- The President of the Hibbing Chamber of Commerce is asking chamber members, across the Northland, to support the PolyMet project during the Environmental impact statement comment period.

Chamber president Lory Fedo says the mining project will create hundreds of jobs and the economic impact of will affect not only the Northland but the entire state.

Officials at the Duluth Chamber of Commerce have not taken a position on the mine but say they will be expected to do so.

"We anticipate that we will be asked to take a position and it's appropriate that we do so, but it's appropriate that we do not take a position until after we are educated around the issue, both sides of the story, all sides of the issue and that our decision is based on sound reasoning," said Duluth Chamber Director of Policy and Education, Roger Wedin.

He says the chamber has discussed visiting the mine site to get a better understanding of the physical aspects of the proposal.

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