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Crapo Pushes Back on Biden Administration’s Attack on Mining

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) Interagency Working Group (IWG) recommendations on mining.  The recommendations would substantially alter U.S. mining laws, including an 8 percent royalty rate while failing to address permitting delays.

“Our nation’s mineral and technology independence relies on strong domestic mining and production in mineral-rich states like Idaho,” said Crapo.  “We should encourage new domestic production instead of hampering progress with more arbitrary timeframes and subjective criteria for new leases.”