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Yesterday, I visited the Anaconda Copper Mine in Yerington, Nevada. The mine’s pollution is having devastating environmental consequences for the Yerington community—including the Paiute tribe who has called this land home for centuries.
In my administration, the federal government will consult and seek consent from Indigenous people on projects like these that affect them. We’ll also fight for environmental justice, hold polluters accountable, grant emergency funding, and clean up decades-old pollution sites.