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Environmentalists Criticize Trump Plan To Shift Mine Cleanups To EPA

July 03, 2018
Environmentalists are criticizing the Trump administration's plan to consolidate mine cleanup programs -- now housed in the Interior and Agriculture departments -- into EPA's Superfund program, saying it misses the mark on tackling the problem at the heart of abandoned mine cleanups -- the need for dedicated funding. "[T]his seems like a lot of bureaucratic rearranging as opposed to real action to tackle abandoned mines," says Lauren Pagel, policy director at Earthworks, a group focused on protecting the environment and...

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