Mining Industry, States Fight Financial Requirements in Court

June 19, 2018, 3:46 PM

The mining industry and state governments want to ensure that the EPA’s abandoned proposal for financial assurance against environmental disasters isn’t resurrected, potentially costing the industry millions.

Environmental groups are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision under Administrator Scott Pruitt last December not to finalize the proposed rule. The American Iron & Steel Institute and 14 states are defending the EPA’s decision in court documents filed June 15.

The institute argued in its filing that its members, including ArcelorMittal USA, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions Inc., ...

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