Why we need mining reform on public lands

Feb 10, 2023

Aaron and Kate are joined by two mining reform experts to talk about the need to update our century-old mining laws and regulations in order to protect vulnerable communities and public lands as interest in mining grows thanks to electric vehicles and renewable energy needs.

Roger Flynn is the director and managing attorney at Western Mining Action Project, a nonprofit law project working on hard rock mining. He also teaches mining law at the University of Colorado law school. Aaron Mintzes is senior policy counsel at Earthworks where he works on transforming hard rock mining, oil, and gas policy.

*This is the second episode in our two-part series on critical minerals and mining in the West.*



Hosts: Kate Groetzinger & Aaron Weiss

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Music: Purple Planet

Featured image: arbyreed, Flickr