Trump’s new water rule: What it means for mines and pollution

Posted on AllSides January 28th, 2020
From The Center
EPA, coal mining, clean water

Less federal oversight often means more local jobs. But it could also mean more water pollution. Whether that’s progress may depend on whether you live upstream or downstream from a project.

There is most certainly gold under Ned Blackmon’s feet.

For months now, a rumbling carousel of rock trucks and backhoes expands the already expansive open pit mine at the 4,600-acre Haile Gold Mine here in Kershaw. The hunt for tiny specks of gold hidden deep in the Southern slate has sparked a gold rush among prospectors eyeing surrounding...

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