Press Releases

LCV Statement on Biden-Harris Administrations Boundary Water Announcement

Jan 26, 2022

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163,

Washington, D.C. — In response to today’s announcement from the Department of Interior that the Biden-Harris administration will continue steps to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and surrounding watershed in northeast Minnesota, LCV released the following statement from Senior Government Affairs Advocate Ben Alexandro:

“We are thrilled to see the Biden-Harris administration take these critical steps towards protecting the Boundary Waters. Mining companies should not be allowed to pollute America’s most visited wilderness area and put at risk the vital outdoor recreation jobs, clean water, and wildlife habitat it provides for the communities of northeast Minnesota – and we are glad to see the Trump-era opinion that allowed the renewal of these leases to be revoked. We applaud Secretary Deb Haaland for her leadership and look forward to next steps from the Department of Interior and the rest of the administration to ensure that this watershed will never face the risk of toxic mining.”