AMC is concerned about proposed changes to mining regulations in Maine, recently drafted by the Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP). If adopted, the weak rules would further increase the risk of pollution from mining operations and would only require mining companies to fund 50% of clean-up and site remediation costs up front. Despite overwhelming public input demanding strong and protective mining rules, the BEP has continued to include loopholes that would undermine environmental protections. These mining rules will have statewide implications and will impact the overall vitality of Maine’s natural resources and recreation-based economy. The BEP will vote on the proposed mining rules in January, and we need you to speak up in support of changes that would strengthen these regulations. Click here to Take Action!
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