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House Committee Moves Mining Bill That Limits Community Consent

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By Aaron Mintzes

May 28, 2013

On May 15, the House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee passed HR 761, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013. Earthworks opposes this bill because it effectively ends the traditional process for gathering community input and performing environmental reviews for mining projects.

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Tagged with: critical minerals, strategic minerals, nepa, hr 761, fraser institute

The Rubber Hits the Road on US EITI

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By Aaron Mintzes

May 24, 2013

The Extraction Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is catching on. When President Obama announced the United States would join EITI in September of 2011, many hoped the United States would inspire more nations to join. Last week, the President of France, Francois Hollande, and UK Prime Minister David Cameron said they want in just as representatives from nearly 100 nations meet in Sydney over the weekend to discuss the new EITI standard.

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Tagged with: 1872 mining law, transparency, eiti, government accountability, revenue

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