June 21, 2023
St. Paul, Minnesota – Dan McConnell, President of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council released the following statement regarding Talon Metals’ announcement that they would formally begin the process to permit their new nickel mine.
“We are thrilled by today’s filing by Talon Metals of their environmental assessment worksheet that starts their process of building a state-of-the-art nickel mine that will provide the minerals that we must have to achieve our energy transition goals.
Talon Metals’ proposal will show the world that we can mine these minerals in a more responsible way than anyone on the planet. This mine will have a minimal environmental footprint, will provide the minerals we need to reduce carbon emissions and transition to electric vehicles, and will create really good, union jobs.
We are proud to partner with Talon on this exciting project to build a mine that values worker and environmental safety, clean energy, and great jobs”