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No reason to exempt mines from review

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By Glenn Miller

July 23, 2012

If you think things could get any more troubling in Congress, think again.

The House approved a bill (H.R. 4402) last week to exempt the mining industry from environmental review. Cloaked as a bill about increasing production of strategic minerals, this legislation is actually about ignoring the serious impacts that mining can have on public health, clean water and taxpayers.

It will exclude mines from one of our most important environmental laws that requires a thorough environmental impact study.

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Tagged with: mining, public health, nevada, congress, hr4402


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