mining http://knau.org en Opponents Say Mining Bill Shields Polluters http://knau.org/post/opponents-say-mining-bill-shields-polluters <p>A bill pending in the state Senate and pushed by the mining industry would shield cases of environmental contamination from civil lawsuits and penalties according to backers.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/HeRtMq">The Arizona Republic</a>&nbsp;reports the bill headed for a final Senate vote Monday would allow companies to keep those cases secret. Supporters say it would be an incentive for corporations to voluntarily clean up ground and water contamination they discover on their properties.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:51:35 +0000 Associated Press 11714 at http://knau.org