WGA advocates for a National Minerals Policy in outreach to Senate

The Western Governors’ Association submitted WGA policy resolutions Cleaning Up Abandoned Hardrock Mines in the West and National Minerals Policy for consideration by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources at its hearing, To Examine and Consider Updates to the Mining Law of 1872. The outreach of Oct. 5, signed by WGA Executive Director Jim Ogsbury, calls for Congress to develop a National Minerals Policy in conjunction with states that “enables mineral exploration and development in a manner that balances the nation’s industrial and security needs with adequate protection of natural resources and the environment.” Read, download the letter. 

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