Environment

Opinion: Arizona mining needs a rethink and new lawmakers – Your Valley

Hundreds of mining claims dot the map near Glendale. One was filed near here as recently as 2015. And yep, let’s agree that we need minerals and that mining employment…

Source: Opinion: Arizona mining needs a rethink and new lawmakers – Your Valley

Mining companies are often based in Australia, Canada, China or Britain. And they pay no royalties to the landowners when they pull billions of dollars in ore out of our federal public lands. They have left 170.4 million pounds of waste rock with potentially toxic drainage in just the most recent two years tallied in the EPA’s national inventory.

As your Representative I will support legislation requiring mining companies in Arizona back fill and clean up mines and guarantee the safety of our environment.