September 17, 2021
Tribes, Indigenous groups, conservation organizations file petition to strengthen federal mining rules
Author: Press Pool
Center for Biological Diversity
Tribes, Indigenous groups and conservation organizations filed a rulemaking petition yesterday with the U.S. Department of the Interior to improve and modernize hardrock mining oversight on public lands. The proposed revisions aim to safeguard critically important lands across the West and Alaska, including sacred lands and their cultural resources, vital wildlife habitat and invaluable water resources.
“It’s long past time to reform the nation’s hard