- Policy Platforms
The Western Governors’ Association submitted several policy resolutions to the Department of the Interior regarding mining regulations, laws, and permitting. The letter of August 25, signed by WGA Executive Director Jim Ogsbury, specifically highlighted the Governors’ collective policy on mineral development, mine cleanup and reclamation, royalties, and other mining-related topics. “Western Governors recognize that the minerals mining industry is an important component to both local and national economies,” the letter read. “Reliable supplies of minerals and metals play a critical role in meeting our economic and national security needs.” Read, download the letter for more details.