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LETTER: Royalty burdens on new and existing mining operations on federal la...

Published on April 27, 2017
The Western Governors' Association sent a letter on April 27, 2016, to Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, regarding the possible imp...
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LETTER: Royalty burdens on new and existing mining operations on federal la...

Published on April 27, 2017

Governors repeat concerns to EPA, request extension on Financial Responsibi...

Published on February 21, 2017
UPDATE (Feb. 27, 2017): The EPA has extended the comment period, as requested by Western Governors, for its proposed rule. (More)
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Governors repeat concerns to EPA, request extension on Financial Responsibi...

Published on February 21, 2017

LETTER: Governors reiterate concerns, request extension of comment period f...

Published on February 21, 2017
Western Governors sent a letter on Feb. 21, 2017, to Barbara Foster in the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery at the U.S. Environmental Protection Age...
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LETTER: Governors reiterate concerns, request extension of comment period f...

Published on February 21, 2017

The Regulation of Coal Combustion Residuals

Published on December 14, 2016
Western Governors' Association Policy Resolution 2017-07: Western Governors agree with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) assessment in 2015 that coal combu...
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The Regulation of Coal Combustion Residuals

Published on December 14, 2016

Financial Assurance Regulation

Published on December 14, 2016
Western Governors' Association Policy Resolution 2017-06: Reclamation of western mines and facilities managed by other industries is needed primarily to protect adjacent w...
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Financial Assurance Regulation

Published on December 14, 2016

COMMENTS: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability...

Published on August 17, 2016
Western Governors sent the following comments on Aug. 17, 2016, to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy regarding its&nbs...
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COMMENTS: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability...

Published on August 17, 2016

Cleaning Up Abandoned Mines in the West

Published on June 14, 2016
Western Governors' Association Policy Resolution 2016-07: Western Governors call on Congress to legally protect volunteer remediating parties, including local and sta...
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Cleaning Up Abandoned Mines in the West

Published on June 14, 2016

LETTER: Governors highlight concerns over EPA financial assurance requireme...

Published on March 29, 2016
Western Governors sent a letter on March 29, 2016, to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to express concern with t...
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LETTER: Governors highlight concerns over EPA financial assurance requireme...

Published on March 29, 2016

LETTER: Governors highlight importance of abandoned mine cleanup liability

Published on October 20, 2015
Western Governors sent a letter on Oct. 20, 2015, to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to convey the Governors’ position on liability is...
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LETTER: Governors highlight importance of abandoned mine cleanup liability

Published on October 20, 2015

LETTER: Governors support streamlining of federal mine permitting process

Published on October 07, 2015
Western Governors sent a letter on Oct. 7, 2015, to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee expressing support for legislative efforts to ensure timel...
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LETTER: Governors support streamlining of federal mine permitting process

Published on October 07, 2015

National Minerals Policy

Published on June 25, 2015
Western Governors’ Association Policy Resolution 2015-09: The Governors support building on the 1970 Mining and Minerals Policy Act with legislation and policies th...
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National Minerals Policy

Published on June 25, 2015

LETTER: State Regulation of Coal Combustion Residuals

Published on May 15, 2015
Western Governors sent a letter on May 15, 2015, to House and Senate leadership expressing support for congressional efforts to address problematic regulatory confusion c...
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LETTER: State Regulation of Coal Combustion Residuals

Published on May 15, 2015

LETTER: Governors thank sponsors of legislation to clean up abandoned mines

Published on September 04, 2013
Western Governors sent letters to Senator Mark Udall and Representative Scott Tipton to express support for the Good Samaritan Cleanup of Abandoned Ha...
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LETTER: Governors thank sponsors of legislation to clean up abandoned mines

Published on September 04, 2013

LETTER: WGA support for Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act

Published on July 26, 2013
The Western Governors' Association sent a letter on July 26, 2013, to Representative Cory Gardner expressing Western Governors' support for legislation he in...
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LETTER: WGA support for Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act

Published on July 26, 2013

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