We must count every vote.
While we await some of the remaining results of the election and make sure every eligible vote is counted we can say Minnesota’s election results are a victory for the Boundary Waters. Congratulations to all of the Boundary Waters Champions who won their election. We look forward to working with the candidates who were elected this cycle to protect America’s most visited Wilderness for all generations to come.
Nearly 70% of Minnesotans favor permanently protecting the Boundary Waters. The proposed Twin Metals sulfide-ore copper mine on the edge of the Boundary Waters represents a threat to Minnesota’s environment, economy, and way of life. Minnesota voters clearly rejected the anti-Boundary Waters agenda of Donald Trump and Senate candidate Jason Lewis. The voters of Minnesota have sent a clear message: protect the Boundary Waters for now and forever.
For Senator Tina Smith, who was re-elected, a clear next step is to follow the lead of Minnesota's Representatives in the U.S. House by introducing a companion bill Rep. Betty McCollum’s Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act (HR5598) in the U.S. Senate. This bi-partisan House legislation now has 47 co-sponsors and would provide permanent protection to the watershed of the Boundary Waters.
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Look for more communications from the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters and Boundary Waters Action Fund regarding the remaining results of the election.