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EPA nixes mine bonding proposal

Agency says state, federal requirement already address U.S. mining risks, added assurances would impose undue burden on sector

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided not to impose additional bonding requirements on the American mining sector, the regulator announced on Dec. 1.

Under the Obama Administration, EPA had proposed the implementation of hefty new financial assurance requirements for mining operations in the U.S. under Section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Lia...


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