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Trump EPA rule change exploits taxpayers for mine cleanup, critics say

17.12.2017
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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has scrapped an Obama-era rule requiring mining operations to prove they can clean up future pollutionWhen the Zortman Landusky gold and silver mine, located upstream from Montana's enormous Fort Belknap reservation, went bankrupt in 1998, the cost of the cleanup fell on the US taxpayer. The costs keep growing."Toxic pollution from the Zortman Landusky mine has contaminated nearly a dozen streams in the Little Rocky mountains and harmed the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre tribes that live downstream," Bonnie Gestring, a staffer with Earthworks, a member of the Western Mining Action Network, said. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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