Though we usually stick to safety and health, our colleague’s recent environmental column caught our eyes for our mining industry readers. As Megan Caldwell wrote in a recent issue of Rock Products, the hardrock mining financial assurance saga is far from over.

Billions of dollars may be on the line. After the Obama administration proposed a rule to require financial assurance, the Trump administration declined to issue a final rule. But, that decision remains under court challenge. Meanwhile, states may be getting in the game with their own requirements.

Read Megan’s full update in Rock Products. You can also follow ongoing environmental issues at Husch Blackwell’s Emerging Energy Insights blog.