Novel Mine Cleanup Deal Faces Criticism Over Potential Liability Shield

February 11, 2021
Environmentalists are disputing a Superfund settlement reached in the last days of the Trump administration between EPA, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and a Canadian mining company, contending the voluntary cleanup the company is pledging to do to address abandoned mining waste might effectively void pending Clean Water Act (CWA) citizen suit claims against the company. But proponents of Midas Gold, the mining company, say the agreement offers a potentially new approach to cleaning up abandoned mine waste, offering an...

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