Pro-industry advocates alter public discourse
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Critics were winning the public communication battle over two projects of vital importance to economic development in the state.
Supporters, however, of copper/nickel/precious metals production at the proposed PolyMet facility on the Iron Range and also of rebuilding an Enbridge oil pipeline, believed there was solid public enthusiasm for those ventures.
But opponents were good at emotionally and relentlessly saying the projects were not safe and would damage the environment. Their one-sided arguments, often based on questionable information, needed to be countered.
Jobs for Minnesotans was formed in 2012 to do just that. And the group has responded with gusto.
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