Neguse Bill Would Ban Drilling Under Rocky Flats And Other Superfund Sites

Following the furor late last year over a proposal to drill for oil and gas beneath the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant northwest of Denver, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse introduced legislation Friday to ban mineral extraction underneath the nation’s Superfund sites.

The bill from the Boulder Democrat, called the On or Under Act, would direct the federal government to acquire any mineral rights under federal Superfund sites and prohibit their extraction or disturbance.

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