Letter to House Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources Supporting House Concurrent Resolution 34
On behalf of the 450 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I am writing to express our strong support for House Concurrent Resolution 34. This legislation seeks to nullify the mineral withdrawal in Northern Minnesota by utilizing Section 204(c) of the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act, which permits Congress to disapprove of mineral withdrawals over 5,000 acres. NSSGA represents the aggregates and industrial sand industry, with over 9,000 facilities and more than 100,000 employees in high-paying jobs. We believe that access to our nation's abundant mineral resources is essential for economic growth, national security and job creation. By nullifying the mineral withdrawal, House Concurrent Resolution 34 would foster responsible mineral development and contribute to our nation's prosperity.