STATEMENT from Aaron Mintzes, Senior Policy Counsel, Earthworks on HR 520, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act
“We need to reform our mining laws, which are hopelessly out of date, but not loosen oversight. Communities across the country live with mining pollution , and taxpayers -- not the polluters -- too often pay for cleanup. We need accountability. We need to hold mining companies responsible for their pollution to protect communities and save taxpayer dollars.