Agencies Seek Mining Reforms But Advice Draws Criticism From All Sides

September 13, 2023
The Biden administration has issued a long-awaited report calling for mining law and regulatory reforms aimed at boosting supplies of critical minerals needed for an array of clean energy technologies, though industry groups charge the report’s recommendations will do little to bolster supplies while environmentalists are calling for tougher controls from EPA and other agencies to prevent new contamination. The Interagency Working Group on Hardrock Mining (IWG), led by the Interior Department, issued its Sept. 12 report which calls generally...

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