Earthworks testimony at ‘Seeking Innovative Solutions for the Future of Hardrock Mining’ hearing

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Earthworks testimony at ‘Seeking Innovative Solutions for the Future of Hardrock Mining’ oversight hearing

From the testimony:

Innovative solutions exist to bring our mining laws into the 21st century and protect mining-impacted communities and western water resources. The United States mining industry currently benefits from open access to public lands under an antiquated mining law, large subsidies from American taxpayers, a uniform regulatory system that encourages investment and several mining-specific loopholes in our bedrock environmental laws.