Future of US mine permitting overhaul hangs in the balance

By Paul Rackstraw
Published: Monday, 03 October 2016

A bill to limit the amount of time taken to approve mining permits in the US is looking increasingly unlikely to be passed by the end of the current presidential cycle as time to conference legislation passed by the two Houses of Congress runs short, Myles McCormick, Reporter, finds.

The chances of the US Congress passing a bill to expedite the country’s lengthy mine permitting process are slimming as the time before the end of the current congressional cycle runs out.

Legislation to reduce the country’s seven-to-10 year average mine permitting period is part of an energy bill...

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