Joint Comments to US SEC re Mining Disclosure Proposed Rule

Modernization of Property Disclosures for Mining Registrants 17 CFR Parts, 229, 239, and 249

MiningWatch Canada has joined 22 other groups in submitting these comments to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's draft disclosure requirements.

From the comments:


These comments cover two areas of interest affecting the financial viability of mining projects: technical disclosures of mineral reserves and estimates, and social and environmental risks associated with new mine projects and mine expansions.

Generally, we are supportive of the technical disclosure requirements we believe represent a major step forward in the accuracy and level of detail during the exploration and investment phase of a mining project.



Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada
Save Our Sky Blue Waters
MiningWatch Canada
The Lands Council
Great Basin Resource Watch
Energy and Conservation Law
E-Tech International
Friends of the Kalmiopsis
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment
Voyageurs National Park Association
Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
Environment Caucus, Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Helen Jaccard
Izaak Walton League of America - Minnesota Division
High Country Conservation Advocates
Friends of the Cloquet Valley State Forest
Oblate International Pastoral Investment Trust
New Mexico Environmental Law Center
Information Network for Responsible Mining