19 Dec 2017
Rule issued by the Obama administration with the intent to streams and forest land by creating a larger buffer zone between mines and waterways/forest land. The new rule would have required companies to:
Restore streams and return mined areas to the uses they were capable of supporting prior to mining activities.
Replant these areas with native trees and vegetation.
Companies would furthermore have to test and monitor the conditions of streams that might be affected by the mining activity.
of streams were sought to be protected.
of American forest would have come under the ambit of this rule are well.