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The Las Vegas Review-Journal: EPA Chief Says Regulation Rollback Benefits Nevada Mining Companies

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Gary Martin
March 12, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency rolled back 22 regulations last year that saved $1 billion, including one that will benefit hard-rock mining companies that operate in states like Nevada, Administrator Scott Pruitt said Monday.

While Pruitt touted a reversal of many Obama-era regulations, conservation groups like the Environmental Defense Fund said the Trump administration’s reduction in spending on EPA programs could negatively impact Nevada’s economy and environment “for years 

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