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December 5, 2017

Trump dumps rule on mine cleanup funding

  • Now mining companies don't have to prove they can pay to clean up their pollution.
  • By MATTHEW BROWN
    Associated Press

    BILLINGS, Mont. — President Donald Trump's administration announced Friday that it won't require mining companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution, despite an industry legacy of abandoned mines that have fouled waterways across the U.S.

    The move came after mining groups and western-state Republicans pushed back against a proposal under former President Barack Obama to make companies set aside money for future cleanup costs.


     
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