"Metals are not immediately sellable products â¿¿ there are processes and refining needed to get out the impurities," she said. "So, there are added costs in metals mining that you don't see in other natural resources like timber, gas and coal."Supporters of royalties such as Grijalva say reform is overdue and multinational mining companies that profit from U.S. public lands should be paying.
Lawmakers Seek To Rekindle Mining Reform Efforts
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