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Reports following the conference
Minerals For A Green Society Conference
February 4, 2010
Summaries of talks and slides
ABOUT ABANDONED MINE LANDS
The Mining and Metallurgical Society of America has established a series of conferences in collaboration with the Colorado School of Mines and other organizations to address the issue of cleaning up Abandoned Mine Lands (AML). The first conference was held April 2018 and the second was held on April 9, 2019.
- The Purpose of the Summits is to: Discuss and promote the passage of necessary liability protection from applicable environmental laws that advance closure and remediation of the identified pilot/demonstration projects.
- The Summit’s Outcomes are to: Increase the diverse coalition of stakeholders working to advance pilot/demonstration projects focused through Good Samaritan legislation that enhances/advances AML reclamation
ADVANCING ABANDONED MINE LAND CLEANUP … WITH OR WITHOUT GOOD SAMARITAN LEGISLATION
The summit was held at the Circus Circus Reno hotel
in Reno, Nevada on April 9, 2019
In Partnership with The University of Nevada Reno, Trout Unlimited, and Colorado School of Mines
Conference Program with Speaker List
April 2018 Summit:
Good Samaritan Protection to Enhance
Abandoned Mine Land Cleanup - Finding a Path Forward
The April 2018 Summit was held at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. It was attended by over 110 people from a variety of disciplines. A full report of the April 2018 summit is available here.
The conference was held on April 9, 2019.
Other Links related to AML cleanup.
PERC: Cleaning Up Mining Waste
Why Punish People Who Try to Clean Up Pollution?
Gardner-Tipton Good Sam Bill Solution for $50B problem
S. 3727 — 115th Congress: Good Samaritan Remediation of Orphan Hardrock Mines Act of 2018. (Note: the bill was proposed but not enacted so has been cleared from the books.)