Former Interior Department official urges change to centuries-old mining law

The current law is the General Mining Act of 1872

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3 Responses to “Former Interior Department official urges change to centuries-old mining law”

  1. kt Says:

    It is really time for Harry Reid to be removed from a leadership position in the Senate, and either lose or not run again in 2010.
    Public lands and this country, too, would be much the better for it.

    It is absurd to let the foreign-owned Nevada gold mines (and their cattle ranching operations) rip off the public, lay permanent waste to ground and surface waters, pollute the air over the region, and destroy sage grouse habitat for, essentially, free .

  2. Rick Hammel Says:

    It is far overdue for an overhaul of the 1872 Mining Act. It has been used as a surregate for many years. It has also left many lethal pothole all over the West. Also it is time the current operators pay the US Tavpayer a reasonable amount in royaties for the extraction of our resources.

    Rick

  3. Ralph Maughan Says:

    These cleaned up abandoned mines do seem like good sites for alternative energy, given they are already disturbed and often have transmission line corridors or actual lines running too them.


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