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Earthworks testimony at ‘Seeking Innovative Solutions for the Future of Hardrock Mining’ hearing

Earthworks testimony at ‘Seeking Innovative Solutions for the Future of Hardrock Mining’ hearing
Earthworks testimony at 'Seeking Innovative Solutions for the Future of Hardrock Mining' oversight hearing

Published: July 20, 2017

By: Lauren Pagel

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From the testimony:

Innovative solutions exist to bring our mining laws into the 21st century and protect mining-impacted communities and western water resources. The United States mining industry currently benefits from open access to public lands under an antiquated mining law, large subsidies from American taxpayers, a uniform regulatory system that encourages investment and several mining-specific loopholes in our bedrock environmental laws.

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