Environmentalists, Industry Clash Over Need For Mine Cleanup Assurances

September 2, 2022
As the Biden administration weighs the need for reforming mining policies to bolster critical supply chains for low-carbon technologies, environmental and industry groups are renewing debate over whether EPA’s Superfund financial assurance requirements are needed -- or could be justified -- to ensure contaminated mining activities are remediated. In recently filed comments, environmentalists are urging EPA to develop such rules while industry groups warn broad financial assurance rules would be unlawful. The debate comes in recent comments responding to an...

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