U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-MN, has introduced bipartisan legislation to direct the secretary of agriculture to move forward with the land exchange between PolyMet and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

The USFS authorized an administrative land exchange for the PolyMet Mining NorthMet project in its Final Record of Decision on January 9. The purpose of House Resolution No. 3115, The Superior National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2017, is to accelerate transfer and provide certainty of process. The bill was introduced June 29 and referred to the House Natural Resources Committee.

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