Democrats from the West push update of 150-year-old federal mining law

By: - May 10, 2022 3:57 pm

A headframe near the Speculator-Granite Disaster area, the scene of the worst hardrock mining disaster on June 8, 1917 in Butte, Montana. The city is in the background (Photo by Darrell Ehrlick of the Daily Montanan).

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.