Policy Resolution 2018-11: Cleaning Up Abandoned Mines in the West


WGA Policy Resolution 2018-11 Cleaning Up Abandoned Mines in the West: Western Governors call on Congress to protect “Good Samaritans” that voluntarily clean up abandoned mines from potential liability under the Clean Water Act, CERCLA, and RCRA. This updated resolution enunciates the Governors’ support for pilot projects if comprehensive legislation is not possible and provides recommendations for Good Samaritan remediation plans, permitting, reviews, and approvals that will facilitate the voluntary cleanup of abandoned mines. Read, download the resolution.


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