Mining Groups Urge Federal Backing Of ‘Good Samaritan’ Legislation

September 6, 2022
Mining industry groups are urging a federal interagency working group to back the passage of “Good Samaritan” legislation to speed the cleanup of abandoned hardrock mines, arguing administrative efforts have proved insufficient, although environmental groups warn such a law could undermine key environmental statutes. The debate comes as the Biden administration weighs the need for reforming mining policies to bolster critical supply chains for low-carbon technologies, with EPA and other federal agencies participating in the working group, led by the...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive environmental policy reporting.