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President Obama’s Final Budget Builds Toward His Legacy

February 10, 2016 • Aaron Mintzes

In his first budget since last year’s devastating Gold King Mine spill, President Obama proposes to help prevent future toxic mine spills by requiring the hardrock mining (e.g. copper, gold) industry to fund the cleanup of its old mines, just like the coal mining industry has for nearly two generations.

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Senators Introduce Sweeping Mining Reform Bill

November 17, 2015 • Aaron Mintzes

Last week, Senators Udall, Bennet, Heinrich, Markey, and Wyden introduced the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2015 (1872 reform). Pegged as the solution to preventing future Animas River disasters, this legislation will reform the antiquated General Mining Law of 1872 and bring the hardrock mining industry in to the 21st century.

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Abandoned Mine Lands testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

July 14, 2011 • Lauren Pagel
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Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007

February 22, 2008 • Lauren Pagel

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