Kate and Aaron are joined by Alli Henderson, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, and Blaine Miller-McFeeley, a senior legislative representative at Earthjustice, to talk about the recently-introduced Mining Regulatory Clarity Act—or, as Miller-McFeeley has renamed it, the Dirty Mining Trumps All Other Uses Act.
They talk about what prompted Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto of Nevada to file the bill, what makes it so bad, what good mining reform looks like, and how it can be accomplished. For a backgrounder on the bill, check out our recent Westwise blog.
- Fossil fuel-friendly lawmakers tie debt ceiling to handouts for oil and gas industry – Center for Western Priorities
- Environmentalists denounce Nevada U.S. senator’s mining bill – Associated Press
- Conservation momentum surges for southwest Colorado’s Dolores River as record flows draw rafters – Colorado Sun
Music: Purple Planet
Featured image: Bureau of Land Management