Background. Winter freezing causes the surface at mine tailing disposal sites to freeze dry, which makes it a source of fugitive dust.
The West Coast mine, just north of Coachella, has been granted a permit to continue operations for 55 more years. We investigate the effects that this could have on traffic for the surrounding areas.
A proposed reform to a 142 year-old hardrock mining bill, sponsored by Peter DeFazio (D-OR), updates the archaic regulations on hard rock mining on public lands.
Independent financial company Balboa Capital has illustrated the importance of mining in the US.