• Cline: Will Maine's anti-mining laws keep needed minerals underground?

    12 days ago - By Boston Herald

    The Biden administration is waking up to the soaring demand for minerals and metals driven by Western nations transitioning to new energy technologies. Now events in the state of Maine are alerting them to the challenges created by state and local governments.
    A years-long fight over a proposed copper and zinc mine in Maine led the state legislature to pass in 2017 what activists bragged was the toughest anti-mining law in the country.
    The law banned open-pit mines larger than three acres. The Natural Resources Council of Maine, an environmental activist group that fought for the law...
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