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How will impacts to the community be accommodated?

Montana is unique in that we are the only state that has a Hard Rock Mining Impact Act. The purpose of the act is to ensure that local government services, facilities, social and infrastructure needs will be addressed and available when and where they are needed as a result of new large-scale hard rock mineral developments. This act allows tax moneys to be paid upfront to mitigate any impacts associated with a mine. This agreement is then presented to local officials and the Hard Rock Mining Impact Board.