WATCH LIVE: Senate committee explores update to mining regulations on federal lands

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is holding a hearing to discuss possible updates to the General Mining Act of 1872, which
regulates mining of some mineral resources on federal public domain lands.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Eastern today. Watch it in the player above.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., chairman of the committee, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., ranking member, will deliver opening remarks.

The PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.

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