Democrats Float Mining Law Reforms In Push To Bolster Clean Energy Tech

April 27, 2022
Responding to the Biden administration’s call to “responsibly” source critical minerals for clean energy technologies, key Democrats have introduced companion bills to overhaul the 1872 hardrock mining law with provisions aimed at toughening environmental limits, funding abandoned mine reclamation, modernizing planning and requiring the sector to pay royalties. “With an increased focus on the raw materials needed for clean energy supply chains to electrify our economy, there has never been a more important and compelling moment for updating the mining...

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