What Could Scrapping Mineral Withdrawals Mean For Arizona?

AZ Big Media cited Director Myron Ebell on Arizona mining withdrawals.

In a release published by the Arizona Mining Association, Myron Ebell, director for the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, had this to say about the effects of mineral withdrawals: “The negative effects of large-scale withdrawals of federal lands from mineral entry extend far beyond depressing mineral production in the United States. These withdrawals also destroy high-paying jobs, undermine rural economies, and contribute to locking up the vast federal estate. Revoking the withdrawals made by the previous administration is a good first step, which should be followed by a comprehensive review of all the lands that have been withdrawn over many decades.”

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