Policy Resolution 2016-07: Cleaning Up Abandoned Mines in the West


Western Governors' Association Policy Resolution 2016-07: Western Governors call on Congress to legally protect volunteer remediating parties, including local and state government agencies, which conduct clean up, from becoming legally responsible under section 301(a) and section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for any continuing discharges from the abandoned mine site after completion of a cleanup project.  They also call on Congress and Federal agencies to consider legislative and administrative remedies to address potential Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) liabilities. Read, download the Resolution


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