Axios – Axios News | December 19, 2018 | By Aaron Barr, Staff reporterA federal judge in California ruled on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s new restrictions on aluminum sulfate will have a detrimental effect on aluminum mining in the state.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that Trump’s proposed ban on aluminum was a “dangerous” move and that aluminum mining could be disrupted.
The judge ruled that the Trump administration’s actions violate the federal Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA) and that the restrictions are in direct violation of the California Mining Control and Recovery Act.
Trump has repeatedly said he will not approve the new rules because of their adverse impact on aluminum production in the U.T. The administration has been pushing for more aluminum production at the San Luis Obispo County mine site in California, which is also home to a significant number of aluminum processing facilities.
The decision is significant because it will likely have an impact on the UTSA, the mining control authority for the U,T., where it is also one of the state’s largest industries.
“We are pleased the judge agreed with the arguments presented by the plaintiffs that the president’s actions pose a significant risk to aluminum mining operations in California,” U.U.
S Attorney J. Kevin Davis said in a statement.
“We look forward to working with the Department of Justice and the industry to ensure the safety of the aluminum mining community.”
The judge’s ruling comes on the heels of a ruling in July that the California Department of Mines and Geology is no longer required to conduct a full environmental impact statement of the new aluminum mine restrictions.