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.