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House Passes Historic Legislation Defending Domestic Mineral Production

  • EMR Subcommittee

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2925, the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act, which will reaffirm decades of mining law and precedent and provide certainty for America's mineral producers. House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response:

"With the passage of the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act, we're codifying existing precedent and unlocking our rich domestic mineral resources. Mineral production in America is among the cleanest and safest in the world, and today we're taking steps in Congress to mine right here at home instead of importing foreign minerals and ceding control of the mineral supply chain to our adversaries. I'd like to thank Congressman Amodei for his work on this important piece of legislation, and I look forward to supporting this bill through the legislative process."


H.R. 2925, the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act of 2023, introduced by U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.), would codify and clarify longstanding precedent regarding mining permitting on federal lands. The bill responds to the Ninth Circuit's decision on the Rosemont Copper Mine that upended 40 years of mining regulatory precedent and impacted mining projects across western states, impeding U.S. ability to access mineral resources critical for supply chain and national security.