WASHINGTON, D.C. [11/5/20]—Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) released the following statement after U.S. Steel announced plans to restart Keetac mine and pellet plant in Keewatin.
“The reopening of the Keetac mining facility is great news for the economic well-being of the families and communities of Minnesota's Iron Range," said Sen. Smith. “It will allow nearly 400 steelworkers to return to work and help get the Iron Range economy back on its feet. I’ve fought hard to stave off unfair steel imports and will continue to support a strong U.S. iron and steel industry because it provides good-paying jobs in Minnesota and keeps our nation secure."