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Complaints about mining’s burdensome regulations are unfounded

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By Jennifer Krill

January 18, 2014

In his Jan. 10 op-ed (Threats to US mining exemplified in Rosemont Copper delays), Dan McGroarty ridiculously complains about the mining industry’s regulatory burden in general, and the Rosemont mine proposal’s specifically. To boot, he claims my organization epitomizes mining obstructionism.

Mr. McGroarty’s complaints are outrageous because federal law requires the U.S. Forest Service to approve the Rosemont mine.

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Tagged with: mining, 1872 mining law, rosemont

Holiday Disaster on North Dakota Railroad

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By Jennifer Krill

January 7, 2014

The holidays brought disaster to Casselton, North Dakota, in the form of exploding tank cars on the railroad line just outside of town. After striking another train, a BNSF train hauling 104 tank cars filled with Bakken Shale crude oil began to explode

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