Conservation Minnesota

A Statement from Conservation Minnesota: On Recent New York Times Magazine Article

Conservation Minnesota has a consistent record of calling for accountability when it comes to the various Sulfide Mining proposals currently being debated in the state. We seek accountability from the state, the mining companies and the various other stakeholders in the debate. 

Earlier this week, the New York Times Magazine published a story on the topic

The article contained a number of inflammatory statements from mine opponent Reid Carron that did little to move the debate in a constructive direction. And the resulting backlash has attempted to paint anyone who may be concerned about the proposed mines with a broad brush dipped in Carron’s statements. 

This morning, Conservation Minnesota released the following statement:

“Reid Carron’s description of people who support Sulfide Mining is nothing short of disgusting. This is an important conversation that requires each of us to work to understand each other’s perspectives on the issue so we can reach a positive resolution. There is no place for demeaning fellow Minnesotans.”     

About Paul Austin

Paul Austin

Paul Austin has 23 years of public service as an elected leader, advocate and political strategist, Paul Austin brings a rare combination of skills and experience to his position as Executive Director. At age 25, Paul was elected Mayor of Clinton, Connecticut – the youngest in state history. Paul has served as Executive Director of Conservation Minnesota since 2004.

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