U.S. House plan for new mining royalties draws objections from Western senators

U.S. senators of both parties at a hearing Tuesday rejected House Democrats’ plans to impose billions of dollars in royalties and other fees on companies that mine for gold, copper, lithium and other minerals, largely in Southwestern states. Among the opponents was Nevada Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, who said she objected to the House proposal … Continue reading U.S. House plan for new mining royalties draws objections from Western senators