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President Obama’s Final Budget Builds Toward His Legacy

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By Aaron Mintzes

February 10, 2016

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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Obama Pauses New Coal Leases on Public Lands

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By Aaron Mintzes

January 19, 2016

Fresh off his State of the Union promise, the President’s Department of Interior (DOI) announced today a pause on new coal leasing while they make necessary updates to our coal leasing system.

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