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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Biden seeks federal mining law overhaul

From redefining WOTUS to replacing the Mining Law of 1872, White House seeks reforms; streamlining permitting on table North of 60 Mining News – June 25, 2021


Last updated 7/29/2021 at 3:33pm

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President Joe Biden talks on the phone with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The White House is expected to turn to Canada for minerals critical to secure U.S. supply chains.

From reinstating the Roadless Rule in the Tongass Forest to replacing the General Mining Law of 1872, federal regulations being proposed by President Joe Biden threaten to rain on a parade of strong metals prices, growing demand for critical minerals, and robust investments into mineral exploration and mining across Alaska.

"We recommend Congress develop legislation to replace outdated mining l...

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Eidolon writes:

President Biden forgets many things including laws that he voted for, such as EPA's Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, which, along with USACE's Compensatory Mitigation of Wetlands regulations and 1,000s of other federal regulations, pretty well address all of his concerns about the Mining Law (w/over 50 revisions).


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