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Other Legislation That Affects Mined Lands

Legislative actions are more extensive than just bills that are written or proposed. Agencies take actions that affect abandoned mine land reclamation as well as active mining projects. Some of these actions are summarized on this page.

Sally Jewell statement about the Gold King Mine Incident. The statement was made to the House Committee on Natural Resources, December 9, 2015.

The Congressional Western Caucus covers a wide variety of issues that affect Western lands, including mining. One of the many issues is Mineral Withdrawals. Other issues covered include property rights, sage grouse, water, and more.

Office of Surface Mining - Reclamation and Enforcement. Information about reclamation of abandoned coal mines. Some of the links on this page have detail on regulations that also affect hard rock mines.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Reclamation Colorado - Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board (CMLRB) is a multi-interest citizen board which establishes the regulations, standards and policies that guide the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety.

A Guide to Developing Reclamation Plans for Nonmetallic Mining Sites in Wisconsin.


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